Syrian refugees go through passport control before boarding the passenger ship "Eleftherios Venizelos" at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A leading Swiss politician said people fleeing conflict should only receive temporary protection in Switzerland, calling for a rethinking of the country's approach to asylum seekers in an interview published Sunday.Noting "chaos" on the Greek island of Kos, where thousands of migrants mainly from Syria and Iraq have turned up in recent weeks, Mueller said Switzerland needed to refocus on the issue of migrants.He said too many people have been granted permanent refugee status in Switzerland in recent years and not nearly enough have been ordered to return home.
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