People walk by electoral posters of the comittee against the facilitated naturalization reading "Uncontrolled Naturalisation? AFP / Michael Buholzer
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The woman's shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster's tagline urging Swiss voters to reject what it called "uncontrolled naturalization". But critics of the campaign image distributed across the country ahead of Sunday's referendum say the poster is really just a brazen appeal to those worried about more Muslims becoming Swiss.According to a migration department study, an estimated 25,000 people currently qualify as third-generation immigrants, nearly 60 percent of whom are Italian.The latest polls from the gfs.bern institute show 66 percent of people support easier citizenship for third-generation immigrants, with 31 percent against and 3 percent undecided. Polls from the news company Tamedia have it closer, with 55 percent in favor and 44 percent against.Among Segert's earlier Swiss work was the 2009 minaret ban campaign.
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