Hmmmm, why do you think that is? And to think President Obama means to inflict this upon us.
Translation thanks to Thomas:
“Majority of refugees comes without identity to Germany,” By Ulrich Kraetzer, Berliner Morgen Post, February 22, 2016:
Refugee crisis majority of refugees comes without identity to Germany
According to the Ministry of Interior did not have in January, 77 percent of immigrants for entry via the necessary papers.
The majority of refugees come to germany without identification papers.
According to the ministry of the Interior, 77% of immigrants did not carry the necessary papers when they arrived.
Most migrants do not have valid identity papers when they arrive in Germany . After speculation about the exact magnitude of the problem, on Tuesday the Ministry of the Interior – for the first time – gave an exact number to the Berliner Morgenpost.
” A certain proportion of the migrants does not have sufficient personal documents ,” said a spokeswoman for the Ministry . ” In January 2016 this comprised about 77 percent of all migrants found by the federal police in the border area.” According to authorities this number comprises mainly asylum seekers and refugees. Thus the staff involved in establishing the identity of authorities face a greater challenge than anticipated .
No reliable knowledge of the countries of origin
This is a problem in the first place for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ( In german: BAMF ), because it can not decide on asylum applications without reliable knowledge of the countries of origin .
For the security agencies the initially unclear identity of many immigrants poses great challenges as well.
” This high figure is a significant problem and in the long run not acceptable ” , said the national chairman of the police union (GdP ) , Oliver Malchow .
“ Without identification documents refugees might log repeatedly stating different identities . ”
” That can be a big security risk ,” Malchow said .
The number of 77 percent given by the Ministry of Interior he called ” surprisingly high ” . The currently much-discussed repatriation of rejected asylum seekers to their countries of origin would become harder in cases of unclear identity.
Possible reasons why asylum seekers arrive without travel documents to Germany , the Interior Ministry did not mention .
Pro Asyl: refugees can rarely obtain papers
The human rights organization Pro Asyl pointed out that the opposition could not ask for papers in many countries, because otherwise they would certainly be politically persecuted. “Refugees are only in the rarest cases able to obtain original papers”, said the deputy director of Pro Asyl, Bernd Mesovic.
States such as Eritrea would simply refuse to issue a passport to “undesired people” .
Other refugees might destroy their passports before traveling to Germany because the document allows information about the route within Europe.
When using the – currently, however, de facto suspended – Dublin procedure Germany could then return them to the first country in the European Union (EU) where the immigrant arrived. In EU countries such as Greece refugees would then live under unacceptable conditions.
Henkel: Many people show up without papers on purpose
The number of refugees not carrying identification documents when registering in Berlin, is not included in the statistics, according to the Administration of the Interior.
Even Berlin’s Senator of the Interior Frank Henkel (CDU) presumes, however, that many people deliberately present without papers to have better chances in the asylum procedure. “It is therefore important that the people are processed with performant identification measures”, Henkel said. Translators might be used to prove an alleged origin.
Henkel: “We need to know who comes to us and sought shelter here.” Justice Senator Thomas Heilmann (CDU) proposes to sanction misrepresentation. “Incoming travelers should be obliged to cooperate more closely with the replacement of their identitfication papers,” said Heilmann.
The ones in real need of protection would have no problem. “But who is guilty of misrepresentation or does not contribute to the replacement of papers, presumably also has misconceptions about coexistence in Germany,” said Heilmann.