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Mario Fehr sent to refugees in the Swiss-Skills-courses

Mario Fehr received this Morning, the media mood very well: All present the Zurich-based Director of Security greeted individually. A Pat on the back, a strong handshake here: "How do you do? Nice that you are here." To report he had "news from the asylum", an announcement that might be a reason for the positive Vibes: The Canton of Zurich, the asylum lowers rate for the municipalities – for a second Time.

From the beginning of 2020 will need to accommodate communities of 1000 inhabitants, five instead of six asylum-seekers. It is the continuation of a trend: The rate was already lowered in March from seven to six. A good message this is, especially for the municipalities of: save to care and integration costs, which have risen to the peak of the last wave of refugees in 2012, in part, strong.

Quicker method

The new asylum law, which entered into force since March, in force, attack is good, says Fehr. "We create normality in the Asylum." They wanted to break with the excitement that had broken out on the subject of asylum in the past. Normality means above all: faster procedures. Almost 1000 procedures had been completed this year with an above average recognition rate of over 50 percent, as Fehr says. Those with prospects of remaining in the to faster, and increasingly integrated, all the others would be consistently guided in their home countries. "The accelerated asylum procedure is going very well," says Fehr.

Noteworthy: Despite a faster method of total asylum is this year just under 600 people on a 17’611 increased. According to Fehr are three reasons for this: increased family reunification, higher birth rate and more war refugees, which had been provisionally taken.

"Through personal interviews and a close monitoring of the Affected lot can be achieved."Urs Betschart, the chief of the Migrationsamts

in addition, the Canton pursues a greater Integration. New measures for integration in Switzerland, not only at the municipal level, but already in the cantonal by aisle centers. In the so-called Swiss-Skills-courses for newcomers, for example, information on living in Switzerland, to health care, and you will learn how to deal with the authorities.

The courses are held in the respective native language. Speak primarily in Arabic, Farsi and Kurdish. "Thus, we lay the Basis for Integration in the municipalities," says Andrea Lübberstedt, Head of the cantonal division of social services.

special representative for "difficult cases"

The statistics show: The number of emergency relief recipients in the Canton of Zurich since 2012, has fallen sharply. From 1476 to the current 654. The long-term end in the emergency of a challenge, be related, however, continue to Urs Betschart, the chief of the Migrationsamts says. "Through personal interviews and a close monitoring of the Affected, much can be achieved."

the Canton of a new special representative. He is in close contact with refused asylum-seekers to move to "voluntary return" to their home country. Implementation issues for the Adoption according to Betschart, there are still. Mainly with North African countries such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Algeria, and Morocco.

Created: 31.10.2019, 12:52 PM

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