Germans don’t let migrants in. They use … pushbacks, although they accused Poland of it themselves

As the newspaper recalls, German politicians (including Lars Castellucci of the SPD and Katrin Goering-Eckardt of the Zieloni) criticized the withdrawal of migrants from the Polish-Belarusian border last fall as “inhumane” and “contrary to fundamental human rights obligations”.

“Pushback is in the dictionary of German government politicians when they talk about dealing with refugees at the external borders in other EU countries. However, refugees are also sent back to the German borders under very dubious circumstances,” notes TAZ.

common practice

The paper adds that “after a small investigation from the left, the federal government has confirmed what aid agencies have long feared: the rejection of asylum seekers from third countries is a common practice on the Polish-German border.”

These people are forced to sign a document that they do not seek protection in Germany and then return to Poland. As the German Interior Ministry argues, such behavior by the authorities is legal – regardless of whether the asylum seekers are from Syria, Afghanistan or Yemen.

As TAZ learns, the number of people returned from the German-Polish border in this way has doubled compared to last year. According to the data obtained by the newspaper, among the 46 people who were returned from the Polish-German border in the first half of this year, 27 were citizens of Georgia, Moldova, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen – countries whose citizens are the most frequent. applying for asylum in Germany.

Migration to Germany

TAZ emphasizes that this is in line with the observations of refugee organizations in Saxony and Brandenburg, which confirm that more and more people from third countries are now fleeing to Germany via the German-Polish border.

“Now would be a good time for otherwise eloquent members of the government to criticize the actions at their own borders with the same harshness. And they ended these practices ASAP

– concludes TAZ.

Source: Pap,

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