Law:The Talossan Immigration Act of 2005

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34RZ2 — The Talossan Immigration Act of 2005

[as amended by 34RZ5]

WHEREAS immigration procedures in Talossa have changed dramatically in recent times, and

WHEREAS in these reforms historic elements of naturalization were removed, and

WHEREAS it has become difficult for the Immigration Minister to determine when citizenship should be granted, and

WHEREAS both the biographical essay and the What Talossa Means to Me essay provided valuable information about prospective citizens and showed some level of interest in the nation from the prospective,

THEREFORE the Ziu hereby restores the biographical essay and the What Talossa Means to Me essay as requirements of naturalization and the Ziu hereby enacts the following legislation into law as the official Talossan rules for immigration procedure, understanding that all older legislation which is directly in conflict with the principles outlined herein is thereby rendered null and void, to the extent of the conflict.

  1. Non-Talossans shall become Talossan citizens through the immigration process outlined herein. No person who is already a Talossan citizen shall be affected by this legislation.
  2. In order to become a Talossan citizen, a non-citizen (hereafter, "the prospective") shall notify the Immigration Minister of his intent to acquire Talossan citizenship. The Minister shall provide him with a copy of this Act and the prospective shall provide proof of identity to the satisfaction of the Immigration Minister.
  3. Upon completion of step #2, the prospective shall be granted a Wittenberg account.
  4. The prospective shall submit a biographical essay of a length to be determined by the prospective, to the Immigration Minister. The biographical essay shall be made public on Wittenberg.
  5. The prospective shall submit a "What Talossa Means to Me" essay of a length to be determined by the prospective, to the Immigration Minister. The "What Talossa Means to Me" essay shall be made public on Wittenberg. This essay shall answer the following questions:
    • Why do you want to join Talossa?
    • How do you plan to participate in Talossa?
    • How did you find out about Talossa?
    • Other than a place for you to express your opinions, what does Talossa mean to you?
  6. Upon completion of step #5, the Immigration Minister, in consultation with the Government and with the Opposition Leader, shall either grant or refuse the prospective citizen Talossan citizenship. In the event of refusal, the prospective may submit a petition for the Cort to examine his/her file (which the Cort can consent or refuse) or simply repeat the process.
  7. If citizenship is granted under step #6, the person shall be considered a naturalized Talossan for all purposes, legal and moral.
  8. Members representing one-third of the Cosâ may, by resolution, during a period of one year following the naturalization of any prospective under this Act, express its official protest against the naturalization. In this event, the Ziu must itself ratify the person's citizenship, by law, or else the citizenship lapses.
  9. Any person naturalized under the provisions of this Act shall have one year following the date of his naturalization, to complete the Civics Exam and any other requirements for citizenship which may hereafter be imposed by law. Failure to complete these assignments within the one-year period shall result in the automatic termination of said citizenship.
  10. No person granted Talossan citizenship prior to 13 March 2005 shall be affected in any way by this Act.

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Márcüs Cantaloûr (MN-Atatürk)

Scribe's Note

  1. This Act (as well as its amending legislation, herein incorporated) was repealed by Act of the 35th Cosa with the passage of The Umpteenth Immigration Reform Act.


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