André Ventura. Photo: Tiago Petinga/ Lusa

CHEGA walks out as government green lights changes to immigration law

The changes announced recently to immigration law for nationals from Portuguese speaking countries were voted through in parliament today, with CHEGA taking such exception to them that the whole party line up walked out. CHEGA leader André Ventura seemed to suggest these new arrivals would be living “at the cost of Portuguese nationals”. The idea is that they would join the workforce instantly – a workforce that in some sectors is crying out for new intake. André Ventura later returned, with his party, to present a motion of censure of parliamentary leader Augusto Santos Silva, whose ‘attitude’, Ventura claims, ‘violates the functions of a leader of the House’…