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No border wall for Ticino

National News // Nov. 18, 2016

The Swiss government has rejected the idea of building a fence along its southern border near the town of Chiasso to stop migrants crossing over illegally from Italy.

adabdost No border wall for Ticino

They said in a written response to a parliamentary question that a border fence isn’t needed, as most people who enter Switzerland illegally take the train from Italy.

Around 85% of illegal immigrants who enter via canton Ticino are stopped at Chiasso station.

The cabinet said that as well as carrying out checks on trains and at border crossings and stations, drones and helicopters were used to monitor the frontier regions to detect and intercept illegal immigrants.

The government says this existing set-up is adequate.

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