The Socialists and the Greens — two components of the “traffic light coalition” in the current German government — want ALL migrants to receive the same generous level of benefits as those extended to refugees of the war in Ukraine.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Die Welt. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
State benefits in the future for all asylum seekers same as for Ukrainian refugees?
After the rapid equalization of the Ukrainian refugees with the local unemployed, the German Trade Union Confederation and the Evangelical Church are demanding the same for other asylum seekers. Greens are open to it; CDU and AfD reject the demand.
After the decision to put refugees from Ukraine on an equal footing with local unemployed people beginning in June, calls for a general abolition of the special conditions for those seeking protection are increasing. They only receive the normal Hartz IV rate after their asylum application has been approved, or, in the event of a rejection, usually after 18 months.
On Sunday the chairwoman of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Yasmin Fahimi (SPD), called for German refugee policy to be reoriented towards the regulations for war refugees from Ukraine. “I’m thinking of the rapid right to basic security, but above all direct access to the training and job market,” she told the Funke newspapers. And: “I don’t really understand why we still maintain this system of differentiation between basic security and asylum seeker benefits.” [Since she doesn’t need to foot the bill and needs more of the Bashi Bazouks for the expansion of the New World Caliphate, I’m not surprised.]
Annette Kurschus, the chairwoman of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), recently demanded: “Our goal must be equal treatment for all refugees, on the same level as the refugees from Ukraine are treated.” Pro Asyl similar organizations also commented accordingly.
“Highest social benefits for refugees in Europe”
The human rights politician Luise Amtsberg from the Greens had already demanded in April that the traffic light coalition must ensure that “the unequal treatment no longer continued”. She told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that “unlike refugees from other countries, those seeking protection from Ukraine have more opportunities in Germany. Unfortunately, this is the result of years of bad policies.” In their Bundestag election platform, the Greens had demanded: “We want to abolish the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act — and with it unequal treatment of refugees that is not constitutionally justified.”
Alexander Throm, the domestic policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, told WELT: “Anyone who speaks of unequal treatment here is simply overlooking the facts. All recognized refugees receive benefits under the Second Book of Social Law and are allowed to work. Asylum seekers who are still in the asylum procedure or have no claim to protection receive lower benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act. Even with that, Germany still has the highest social benefits for refugees in Europe.”
The AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel said: “It is good and right that we help the women and children who are fleeing the war in Ukraine quickly and unbureaucratically. However, the AfD parliamentary group considers the transfer of refugees from Ukraine to basic security to be wrong. That’s what the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act is for.” The AfD therefore firmly rejects “transferring all other refugees to basic security and thus extending the claims for all asylum seekers in Germany.”
The FDP domestic politician Manuel Höferlin replied to WELT that the coalition wanted a new beginning in migration and integration policy that would do justice to a modern immigration country. “To this end, the traffic light partners are striving for a coherent immigration law. This should offer quick and easy solutions for those seeking protection.” [What a nincompoop, immigration is supposed to be for a country’s BENEFIT, not DETRIMENT.]
In the case of the Ukrainians, there is a blanket classification as war refugees, and from June 1 they will receive the same social benefits as other persons entitled to protection and local people in need. At a current rate of €449 for a single person, these benefits under the Social Security Code II (Hartz-IV) are €82 higher than the benefits for asylum seekers, that those seeking protection receive during their asylum procedure. Rejected asylum seekers also receive the lower benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, but they are usually treated on an equal footing with refugees and locals after 18 months in the country if they receive a toleration — which is usually the case.
Afterword from the translator:
Why not get rid of the annoying application for asylum and the annoying procedure — everyone who makes it to Germany won’t be deported anyway. And always in the master bedroom for these exalted “guests” — the host pays for everything. Until he doesn’t have anything anymore. And that won’t take much longer, and the ongoing fooling around will be over. Just what the globalists want, from civil unrest to an un-civil clash of parallel and incompatible worlds. Can and will the European people survive this much hate from their political elitist class?