Swiss City Votes to Greatly Reduce Money Benefits Paid to Failed Asylum Seekers

Swiss City Votes to Greatly Reduce Money Benefits Paid to Failed Asylum Seekers, by Chris Tomlinson.

The people of the canton of Zürich, Switzerland, have voted to greatly reduce failed asylum seeker social benefits …

The proposal was put forth to the people in the form of a referendum which was voted on Sunday and passed with a majority of votes. The new amendment will make it so that asylum seekers who do not qualify for refugee status, but the government is unable to deport, will no longer receive full social assistance but only emergency funds from the Cantonal government, Kronen Zeitung reports.

hat-tip Stephen Neil