25.03.21: Request to the municipality of Stein (AG),
29.03.21: Rejection by the municipal council
“Currently, seven people with F permit live in our village. In addition, 30 persons are staying in the cantonal asylum shelter.
The obligation to receive persons according to §18a of the Social Assistance and Prevention Act SPG has therefore been fulfilled by the municipality of Stein for many years by a multiple (currently 37 instead of 10 persons).”Decision of the municipal council of 29.03.2021
In the justification, the municipal council points to the responsibility of the federal government. The municipality is already engaged in the care of refugees beyond the required quota.
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.