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«Kaisten (AG): 500 people for Aargau – 2 people for Kaisten»

Level: Municipality
Municipality: Kaisten (AG)
Status: Rejected


04.03.21: Submission of the petition to the Kaisten municipal council

11.03.21: Rejection by the municipal council

“Since the beginning of the admission obligation or quota, the municipality of Kaisten has always fulfilled it. Often more people have been admitted and cared for than the municipality would have been obliged to.

The measure demanded in the petition has already been practised by the municipality of Kaisten for many years and is thus also implemented. For this reason, the municipal council refrains from signalling to the asylum office of the Department of Health and Social Affairs its willingness to take in two additional refugees.”

Excerpt from the answer of the Kaisten municipal council

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.

Letter template “500 people for the municipalities in Aargau”.