Oberwil-Lieli: It seems that more trouble is brewing-up for the asylum seekers in the Europe Union as people of one of the wealthiest villages of this region have refused to accept any migrants – and instead voted to pay a fine of a hefty £200,000.
According to The Telegraph, the residents in the picturesque Swiss village of Oberwil-Lieli unanimously voted for 'no' in a referendum on whether to accept the refugees. And the reason for their choice is more shocking. “Because they wouldn't fit in," said the villagers when asked.
Their is one more reason which has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants and i.e. sexual harassment of their women and children which could ultimately ruin their peaceful life, as per MailOnline.
Notably, Oberwil-Lieli is situated 10 miles outside Zurich which has 2,200 residents and the most interesting thing about this village is that it consist of 300 people who are millionaires who have allegedly used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
Some of Oberwil-Lieli’s wealthiest residents even offered to personally foot part of the fine being imposed by the Swiss authorities for refusing to house refugees.
“We do not want them here it is as simple as that,” MailOnline quoted one resident of the village as saying.
On May 1, in a first for anywhere in Europe, the residents voted by a narrow margin to keep asylum seekers out.
It has led to a division in the town and severely tested friendships among the residents who have been called racist by human rights groups like Amnesty International who were stunned by the vote.
Although not part of the European Union the Swiss government has pledged to play its part in resettling families fleeing ISIS and the civil war in Syria.
They announced earlier this year they would take 3,000 Syrians with a third of those arriving over the next few months in a matter of months.
The country also aims to settle up to 50,000 asylum seekers who have managed to make their way across border and into Switzerland, mostly from crossing at the border with Italy following a perilous journey.