18.01.21: Request to the municipality of Hägglingen (AG),
04.02.21: Rejection by the municipal council
“The municipality of Hägglingen is neither authorised nor entitled to take in additional refugees to the existing quota outside the ordinary asylum procedure.
Should the Federal Council make a decision in favour of the applicant, the municipality of Hägglingen will fulfil the tasks assigned to it in the asylum system.”Decision of the Municipal Council of 04.02.21
In its rejection, the municipality refers to the responsibilities of the federal government and the canton. The costs incurred by the municipality, which are “not assessable”, also speak against the voluntary acceptance of refugees from Moria.
This initiative is part of the campaign “500 people for Aargau”.
The refugee camps in Greece are in dire straits. Several tens of thousands of refugees are locked up in camps under the most degrading conditions. Their situation is so unbearable that at Easter 2020, the three national churches of Switzerland jointly appealed to the Federal Council to alleviate the tragedy and accept 5000 refugees from Greece into Switzerland.
The campaign “500 people for the municipalities in Aargau” takes up this appeal and wants to achieve that municipalities and cities voluntarily increase their quota for taking in people. In this way, they can create the necessary capacity in and with the canton for the government to register the “free space” with the federal government for the admission of people from precarious camps. Numerous communes have already given positive feedback.
Ask your municipality in Aargau to take in people too. The requests are coordinated by the association Netzwerk Asyl Aargau.