Swiss asylum-seeker controversy brings world-wide attention
Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 15, 2013
This is an update of a story we posted last week about how some towns in Switzerland with detention facilities nearby, fearing crime, are restricting the movement of the ‘asylum-seekers’ from mostly Muslim countries.
This is from AFP and posted at Fox News, but the story is being reported in a whole host of media outlets.
Swiss citizen: If they don’t like our laws they can go somewhere else or back to the country they came from!
Switzerland is one of the countries in Europe that welcomes the most asylum seekers in proportion to its population, with some 48,000 people currently in the process of applying for asylum in the small Alpine nation, including 28,631 who arrived in 2012 — the highest number since 1999. [Welcomes! Reporters world-wide have fallen for their lingo!—-ed]
Amid the recent spike in refugees, Switzerland has been rushing to open a slew of temporary asylum centres.
But the Swiss public, which in June overwhelmingly voted to tighten the country’s asylum laws, often resist the creation of such centres in their neighbourhoods. [Where have we heard this before? Oh yeh! Germany!—ed]
Szoelloesy acknowledged that four of the 10 communities asked to host new centres since last year had been granted the right to set up “sensitive areas”, like Bremgarten, to help avoid “bad feelings” towards the asylum seekers.
Don’t like it here? Leave!
“To tell you the truth, I think that if they are not satisfied with the laws in the country that is housing them they would be better off returning to their countries or going elsewhere,” young Solothurn local Maria told RTS.
Read the whole story. The “human rights” cabal is up in arms and some Turks are demonstrating.
Photo is from this story about Switzerland taking 19 of the illegal aliens who arrived on Malta. The US has taken at least 1,300 of Malta’s illegal migrants over the last few years. Notice in this story that the presence of the Africans was kept from the public for months.
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