Residents of Oberwil-Lieli in Switzerland have decided to pay a £200,000 instead of accepting refugees under the country's imposed quota to allow in 50,000 refugees.
According to The Telegraph, residents voted 'no' in a referendum to accept refugees because they “won't fit in”.
The village's 22,000 population includes 300 millionaires opted for the fine. Now, they are being accused of racism for refusing to allow 10 refugees.
One of the villagers told Daily Mail that “we do not want them here,it is as simple as that. We have worked hard all our lives and have a lovely village that we do not want spoiled.”
Andreas Glarner, the town's right-wing mayor says the village is not racist and the town rejected refugees because they were not told whether or not they would be economic migrants.
“Money could be sent to help them, but if we are housing them here it sends out the wrong message. Others will come and risk their lives crossing the ocean and paying people smugglers to bring them,” he said.