The deputies of the party led by André Ventura left the debate shortly after it began, after a tense exchange of words with the president of parliament, Augusto Santos Silva.

In the Government's proposal that amends the legal regime for the entry, stay, exit and removal of foreigners from the national territory, among other aspects, it is determined that the granting of residence and temporary stay visas to nationals of a State from The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) Agreement does not depend on a prior opinion from the SEF, “without prejudice to the granting of visas being communicated to SEF, for the purposes of exercising its powers in matters of internal security”.

The change is the result of a mobility agreement signed by all CPLP member states at the last summit of the organisation's heads of state in July last year, in Luanda.

With this diploma, the Government also intends to establish “procedures to attract regulated and integrated immigration for the development of the country, change the way in which the public administration relates to immigrants and guarantee conditions for the integration of immigrants”.

The Government wants to move forward with the creation of a title of limited duration that allows the legal entry of immigrants in Portugal with the objective of looking for work, simplifying procedures and opening the possibility of temporary stay or residence visas "to also have the purpose of providing remote work, as well as accompanying family members qualified with the respective titles”.

“The present draft law eliminates the existence of a global contingent of employment opportunities to be established by the Council of Ministers, for the purpose of granting a visa to obtain a residence permit for the exercise of subordinate professional activity”.