A GROUP of asylum seekers are SUING Germany for not allowing them to register asylum quick enough so they can access benefits, throwing the Government’s goodwill back in their faces.
It is becoming quite obvious that Frau Merkel didn’t think through her immigrant policies before implementing them. She was clearly pinning her hopes on foisting the problem on to other European countries.
Around 20 Syrian migrants have filed a case against the Berlin state Government demanding immediate access to shelter and benefits after waiting for more than a week to be registered by the authorities.
It comes as serious splits emerged in Angela Merkel’s Government over how to divide economic migrants from genuine refugees fleeing war-torn countries.
Hundreds of asylum seekers are still waiting to be registered due to huge backlogs at the city’s main refugee centre.
Huge crowds gather outside every day and many claim they have been waiting for weeks.
Until their papers are processed by the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, the refugees have no access to Government refugee shelters or benefits.
They are effectively homeless with the country’s bitter winter just around the corner – and night-time temperatures have already fallen below freezing.
More than 170,000 migrants flooded into Europe last month alone as the continent’s unprecedented refugee crisis continues to spiral out of control.
This latest development is likely to raise eyebrows as Germany’s controversial policy of welcoming new arrivals with open arms has already been blamed for the shocking numbers.
And Mrs Merkel’s promise to grant automatic citizenship to refugees was blasted for encouraging more migrants to make the treacherous journey.
The country is now considering setting up “transit zones” on its borders, where migrants would be kept while their asylum claims are assessed.
However Mrs Merkel said the proposal would only work in certain cases, and would “not help for thousands and thousands of refugees”.
The homes they left behind:
source: Daily Telegraph