Change of canton rejected: Ukrainian commutes four hours a day because of asylum bureaucracy


Excursion with the host family: the mother from the Ukraine (2nd from left) and her children on a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.

Image: private archive

She has two university degrees in economics and psychology. The Ukrainian passed her probationary period in the administration of a pharmaceutical company in Basel with flying colors and is allowed to stay on for a longer period of time. Her employer would even help her find an apartment in Basel. But the canton of Basel-Stadt is opposed. The refugee is not allowed to move from Oberkirch in the canton of Lucerne to the canton of Basel-Stadt – although she is financially independent thanks to a 100 percent job.


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