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Entire Swiss village forced to raise taxes to pay for African refugee family

An African immigrant from Eritrea is costing a tiny village in Switzerland a staggering 40,000 Euro per month. The entire village is being forced to raise everyone’s taxes to pay for the family.

The woman has seven kids, four of which are being raised and cared for by social workers. Over half the cost of the family is for multiple full time employees to raise her children for her.


A small town of 1,000 people in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes after an African refugee and her seven children moved in, costing the town £40,000 in benefits per month.

The Daily Mail reports that Hagenbuch, a small village town in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is spending a third of their entire annual budget on benefits for a family that moved there from Eritrea three years ago.

The paper reports that, “The massive benefits bills covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman’s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for general entertainment – such as guided tours of local attractions and entry fees to the zoo.”

The family arrived in Switzerland three years ago on a five-year visa with the option of extending her stay beyond even that.

In order to keep up with the cost of their benefits, the town is raising taxes on every resident by 5 percent.

“I don’t know where to turn,” said Mayor Therese Schlaepfer. “I think we have no other choice but to raise taxes.”

The Daily Mail reports that “local residents were justifiably outraged by the spiraling costs of caring for the family, who require a team of social workers to spend six hours a day, six days a week on them alone.”