Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister, Didier Burkhalter, says the new immigration restrictions put in place by President Trump ...
Former Gambian minister now faces charges in Switzerland

Former Gambian minister now faces charges in Switzerland

Jan. 27, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
Instead of having an asylum hearing, the former interior minister of the Gambia is now under arrest.
Former Gambian government strongman seeks Swiss asylum

Former Gambian government strongman seeks Swiss asylum

Jan. 26, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
A former minister to the Gambian dictator Yahya Jemmeh has requested asylum in Switzerland.
Record number of failed asylum seekers repatriated

Record number of failed asylum seekers repatriated

Dec. 16, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Switzerland is deporting more and more failed asylum seekers. This year 327 people were repatriated on 65 flights. Th...
Refugees from  Greece come to Switzerland

Refugees from Greece come to Switzerland

Nov. 8, 2016, 5:35 a.m.
Switzerland has hosted 28 refugees from Greece for the first time as part of the European relocation program.
Switzerland should take more responsibility for abuses of refugees

Switzerland should take more responsibility for abuses of refugees

Nov. 3, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
A new report from Amnesty International has claimed that Switzerland should take more responsibility for the unlawful...
French speaking cantons asked to expel more failed asylum seekers

French speaking cantons asked to expel more failed asylum seekers

Oct. 31, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
The cantons of Vaud and Geneva have been the slowest in Switzerland for meeting deadlines for the expulsion of reject...
Number of asylum applications lodged at Geneva airport drop

Number of asylum applications lodged at Geneva airport drop

Oct. 31, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
There has been a significant drop in the number of asylum applications lodged at Geneva airport, despite the number o...
Tunisian man sets himself on fire in Glarus

Tunisian man sets himself on fire in Glarus

Oct. 27, 2016, 3:33 a.m.
A 45-year-old Tunisian man threatened with expulsion from Switzerland set himself on fire yesterday at a bus stop in ...
Geneva students thrown out of flats for refugees

Geneva students thrown out of flats for refugees

Oct. 27, 2016, 3:31 a.m.
A group of  Geneva students have failed to persuade government officials to reverse a decision to hand over thei...
Neighbouring French towns expecting asylum seekers from Calais

Neighbouring French towns expecting asylum seekers from Calais

Oct. 24, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Towns in Haute Savoie are preparing to receive the first of a quota of 150 refugees from the Calais jungle. Families...
Refugees granted parliamentary audience

Refugees granted parliamentary audience

Oct. 21, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Around 20 young people who left their home country as political refugees without their parents have gained an audienc...
Asylum requests down in Switzerland

Asylum requests down in Switzerland

Oct. 19, 2016, 3:57 a.m.
Requests for asylum in Switzerland were down by almost half in the third quarter of this year compared to the same ti...
Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
The Swiss cabinet wants to create a new status for people whose asylum applications are rejected but who cannot retur...
Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
There has been a call for strengthening existing asylum laws and relocation commitments from the Swiss Justice Minist...
New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

Oct. 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
An immigration treaty that includes details on the repatriation of Sri Lankans who currently live in Switzerland has ...
Asylum centre cleared of wrong doing

Asylum centre cleared of wrong doing

Aug. 31, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
A private security firm and government migration authorities, accused of the physical abuse of asylum seekers, has be...
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