the essentials in brief
- Up to 3200 Eritreans should lose their provisional admission. The return to Eritrea is "reasonable", writes the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) the person concerned.
- Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga is thus turning around.
- The commoners welcome the "paradigm shift", leftists are appalled.
The first letters have already been sent: The return to Eritrea is "reasonable" for them, writes the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) of an Eritrean woman, who has been living in Switzerland since 2015. And further: "The SEM therefore intends to suspend its provisional admission and order the execution of the removal order," said the authority. For the affected Eritreerin the letter is a shock. She was prepared for a life in Switzerland. As research by the "Rundschau" shows, it is not an isolated case.
Big review of the federal government
The federal government is obliged to review provisional recordings regularly, the SEM told the "Rundschau": "Currently we are about to check about 3200 preliminary images of Eritreans," says spokesman Martin Reichlin.
The Authority justifies the selection and the number of dossiers with the Federal Administrative Court ruling of last summer. The court had designated expulsions to Eritrea as fundamentally "reasonable". The SEM emphasizes that the persons concerned have the right to be heard. Every case will be checked individually.
In 2015, Federal Councilor Simonetta Sommaruga had tinted quite differently: "It is unthinkable that Switzerland sends people back to a state of arbitrariness," said the Federal Councilor at that time.
It vehemently defended Switzerland's policy of provisionally accepting and providing protection for almost all asylum-seeking Eritreans for humanitarian reasons.
This is a paradigm shift, a milestone.President CVP
"Ms. Sommaruga is overtaken by history. This blank check for the Eritreans was not tenable, "said FDP National Christian Falls Christian to the review of the SEM. "This is a paradigm shift, a milestone. To this day, people have always said they can not send anyone back, "says CVP President Gerhard Pfister, welcoming the harsher pace of Eritreans.
Criticism from their own ranks
Quite differently SP national councilor Yvonne Feri assesses the facts: "I am very shocked by this letter and the high number of victims. Eritrea will continue dictatorial. There is no constitution », said the Aargau SP National Councilor. The decision was therefore "incomprehensible" for them.
She has no information about "substantial improvements" in the East African country. In addition, they are people who have been living here for years and want to integrate in Switzerland.
I'm not going back to Eritrea for sure. Rather, I live as illegals and sleep at the station.
But at the moment Switzerland can not force anyone to return to Eritrea. There is no readmission agreement with the East African country. Voluntarily, few will return.
"I'm not going back to Eritrea for sure. Rather, I live as illegals and sleep at the train station, »said a concerned Eritrean woman in the« Rundschau ». That's exactly what the fears of Yvonne Feri are. That many go underground or fall into emergency aid and stay in Switzerland without any prospects.