The federal German government has announced that it intends to fix the country’s asylum system by speeding up the procedural rules for handling the applications of asylum seekers.
The new rules propose, among other things, that NGOs be paid by the state to advise and assist with a streamlined procedure for adjudicating asylum claims. I don’t know about you, but that really instills confidence in me that the issues will be resolved in the best interests of the German people. After all, these will likely be the same NGOs (or their affiliates) that run the migrant ferries bringing the Third World across the Mediterranean to Italy, Spain, and Greece — what could be better?
All kidding aside… There’s one overriding factor that forecloses the possibility of any meaningful change: the fact that there is absolutely no administrative effort to deport those migrants whose asylum applications are rejected. Almost no new arrival has to leave Germany after his case is resolved, regardless of which way the decision goes. For all practical purposes, once you get to Germany, you will be able to stay as long as you like, and receive financial assistance from the state during your stay.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Tichys Einblick. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
Federal Cabinet: Asylum rule review should be abolished
According to the Federal Cabinet, it wants to “accelerate the asylum procedure”. The rule review, which examines whether the reasons for asylum still apply, will be omitted in the future. Asylum procedure advice will be outsourced to “civil society actors” in the future. [Now that will make some NGOs RICH and the German people poorer.]
The federal cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday that is intended to abolish the so-called rule review. The template comes from the Federal Ministry of the Interior via Nancy Faeser. [From where else?] During the regular check, an automatic investigation occurs after a certain period of time as to whether there are reasons for revoking or withdrawing the recognition of the right to asylum and the granting of refugee status. It was previously carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
In the future, such an examination should only be carried out “on an ad hoc basis”. In addition, asylum seekers should be able to take advantage of advice that is independent of the authorities. Advice on asylum procedures is also to be outsourced to “civil society actors”, who will receive money for this from the federal government. For the year 2023, €20 million have been budgeted for this. For the following year, the federal government is assuming €80 million. This should relieve the BAMF and administrative courts.
“In order to prepare the foreigner as well as possible for the hearing, asylum procedure advice that is independent of the authorities should, if possible, begin before the hearing,” the Federal Ministry of the Interior proposes. The main thing is to speed up the asylum procedure. The planned law supplements a law on “rights of opportunity and residence” pushed forward by the FDP. Well-integrated foreigners without a secure status can then acquire a right of residence more easily.
Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) sharply attacked the cabinet proposal. “This federal government is always playing the same game: with its current draft law to abolish the rule review of whether recognized asylum seekers are still entitled to asylum, it is once again sending the signal of a limitless willingness to accept people from all over the world after further admission programs or the right to stay for those who have been tolerated,” said Herrmann. “At the same time, however, it fails to make any effort to get rejected asylum seekers out of the country again. Where is the repatriation offensive?”
Afterword from the translator:
When you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the German people, along comes the German government and proves you wrong. It’s always the same: they sit in their ivory towers and believe themselves to be their country’s best, and there they devise, over champagne and caviar, new catastrophes for the people.
“Laws are often made by fools, and even more often by men who fail in equity because they hate equality. But always by men, vain authoritarians who can resolve nothing.” — Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)