Asylum: Those who have been temporarily admitted almost always stay permanently

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65,000 preliminary recordings, only 112 deportations – National Councilor calls on the federal government to act

The federal government is too generous, criticizes SVP National Councilor Barbara Steinemann. Refugee aid, on the other hand, demands more rights for temporarily admitted people – and a new status.

The provisional admission is a pending state of immigration law: asylum seekers in the Federal Asylum Center in Zurich.

Image: Michael Buholzer/Keystone

Although they are not individually threatened by the Assad regime, a return to Syria is unacceptable because of the civil war: In constellations like this, asylum seekers are allowed to stay in Switzerland as temporarily admitted persons. They do not receive refugee status. The Confederation periodically reviews whether provisional admission is still justified. A change in the geopolitical situation or a change of regime could be a reason for the review, for example.

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