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Migrant camp to be built on Swiss border

Local News // Aug. 19, 2016
Migrant camp to be built on Swiss border

Asylum seekers who have been sent back to Italy after trying to cross into Switzerland will soon be sent to a migrant camp near the Swiss-Italian border.

Italian authorities say the camp, which will house 300 people, will be built in Como.

Swiss guards on the Italian border turned away over 4000 people last month who had either already applied for asylum in other countries or did not have papers with them.

Under the so-called Dublin accord, member countries – including Switzerland – may send asylum seekers back to the country where they first registered for asylum.

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