Last year, the canton’s court ruled that 439 foreign criminals could be deported, according to the newspaper 20 Minutes.
In 2017 the number was 283, 64% of the number in 2018. In addition, the percentage of cases resulting in a deportation ruling went from 49% to 59% between 2017 and 2018.
In October 2016, a new law on deporting foreign criminals came into force, the result of a vote organized by the Swiss People’s Party (UDC/SVP). The new rules require foreigners convicted of serious crimes be expelled from the country, including those on B- and C-permits.
Occasionally, someone born in Switzerland is deported to their country of citizenship. This happened last year. A 44 year old turkish citizen, who was born and grew up in Switzerland, was deported after committing a string of crimes and spending time in prison.