Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers
The Swiss cabinet wants to create a new status for people whose asylum applications are rejected but who cannot return to their country of origin.
The current legal situation is being increasingly criticised because people given temporary admission often stay in Switzerland for a long time and depend on social welfare.
Cabinet presented its suggestions into changing the law to Parliament today and said it wanted in particular to support the integration of people who would probably remain in Switzerland for a while.
It added, however, that it wanted to avoid Swiss laws being seen as “too attractive” compared with other host countries.
The cabinet favoured replacing temporary admission with the new status of “granted protection”. which would improve their situation, without granting all the rights of a residence permit.
The granted protection status would be lifted when the relevant conditions – such as conflict in the homeland – were no longer fulfilled.
After five years, the cantons would be able to give the person a B Permit.