Swiss municipality to pay $300k a year not to host 10 asylum seekers

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The mayor of a rich Swiss municipality, which would rather pay $300,000 a year than allow 10 asylum seekers to live there, says the country should close its borders with barbed wire. A referendum on the country’s asylum law is to take place in June.

Last weekend, the municipality of Oberwil-Lieli in the canton of Aargau held a local referendum on a budget passed last November. The budget decided not to pay 290,000 Swiss francs (about $300,000) a year as a compensation for not hosting its quota of 10 asylum seekers.

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