“In the Asylum Act, the Confederation shall, in addition to Article 56 AsylA, create the conditions for the admission of additional refugee quotas at the request of communes and cantons: Municipalities and cantons are to be given the option of taking in refugees in groups if
relocation, admission as war refugees, security check, etc.).
The actual decision on granting asylum status remains with the federal government, as is the case today. The admission of additional refugee groups by communes and cantons is not at the expense of the refugee quotas decided by the Confederation in connection with its own resettlement programmes or other humanitarian initiatives and is not counted towards the usual cantonal distribution keys.”
The federal council has not given into a follow up of the initiative