Changes at the Swiss Italian Border (update from august 12th, 2016)
Since a couple of weeks, the Swiss border guards and police are heavily controlling the border between Switzerland and Italy. Please find here a leaflet on the current situation in english, here in french, here in arab, here in farsi, here in tigrinya and here in italian.
Switzerland > Overview
Switzerland is not a member of the EU but it is part of Dublin II. In addition, Switzerland hasn’t repealed its boarders. Because Switzerland is so small, almost the entire territory is considered as boarder regions. The rail traffic going through (in and out) Chiasso, Geneva, Basel, Kreuzlingen/Konstanz and Buchs/Feldkirch is frequently controlled, as well as the high ways and feeder roads. Train stations are also as much as possible avoided by undocumented persons.
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Switzerland > Dublin III
Swiss suspends asylum returns to Hungary. The Federal Administrative Court has suspended the deportations of asylum seekers to Hungary until the State Secretariat will have concluded a research on their living and asylum conditions there.
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Switzerland > Deportation
Switzerland > Living
Since 2008, rejected asylum seekers don't have the right of
social help anymore in Switzerland and can only grant urgent help consisting in
living in totally inhuman conditions. Several Swiss NGO's and Human rights
groups are campaining against this situation.
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Switzerland >Medical Assistance
Most sans-papiers (undocumented persons), migrants without valid
residence permits as well as refused refugees,do not have health
insurance and therefore no or only limited access to health care.
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