Illustration for Swiss Das Magazin for an article about “City Cards” – simple identity cards that give immigrants, no matter their legal status, access to basic communal services in the city they are currently living in.
Issuing City Cards might be a less bureaucratic way to make life more bearable for countless undocumented immigrants. Often these people are living in Swiss cities since many years. They are working, raising children, with little or no access to basic public facilities or benefits – all while being in constant danger of being extradited.
Article by Christof Gertsch, art direction by Dorothea Fiedler.