The number of rejected asylum seekers who are obliged to leave Germany is increasing while the nightly deportations of families in Saxony are causing protests and anger, admitted Interior Minister Roland Wöller (50, CDU).
According to this, the number of foreigners who are “legally obliged to leave the country” who are in Saxony has more than doubled since 2015 from 7,258 to 14,711.
A police officer had suggested that reject asylum seekers be accommodated in communal accommodation without tolerance in order to ensure access in the event of deportations.
The court had ruled that a halt to night deportations of families would be best as it would put an end to the trauma and stress that asylum seekers go through. They are sometimes roughed up in the middle of the night or the early hours of the mornings without dignity.
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For many African asylum seekers in Germany the talk around deportation in the night is one that causes long nights, terrors, lack of sleep and night mares. For one asylum seeker, Alpha Oumur, he ended up jumping from a building to evade deportation.
According to the initial information gathered from his friends and acquaintances in Berlin, it was while trying to hide from the police who had allegedly come to look for him for repatriation that Mr Bah died by jumping out of the window. (we wrote about it here.)
The Greens and the SPD recently called on the coalition committee to stop night deportations of families and at the same time agreed with the CDU to create a “guide to return practice”.