Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hundreds Of Migrants Are Stuck On The Swiss-Italian Border

Closed: Migrants say requests to seek Swiss asylum fall on deaf ears

Daily Mail: Hundreds of migrants are left stranded on Italy's border with Switzerland as the Swiss shut their borders to the swathes of arrivals

* Hundreds of migrants are stuck on the Swiss-Italian border
* NGOs and Swiss politicians say government is violating right to asylum
* Many people want to reunite with family allowed to cross previously
* More than 140,000 asylum seekers are now housed in Italian shelters

Hundreds of migrants have been left stranded on the Swiss-Italian border after Switzerland has been accused of shutting their borders to asylum seekers - and breaking the law.

While Swiss authorities reject accusations they are violating would-be refugees' rights to seek asylum, migrants on the border say it is closed to them.

Several hundred migrants have slept on towels and blankets in the park near Como's train station since the Swiss clampdown began in mid-July, separating people from relatives or friends who had crossed some months before.

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WNU Editor: No one has a clue on what to do.

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