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German court rules against migrant who demanded allowance

A German court has sided with state authorities who cut benefits to a Cameroon national after the man refused to help clear bureaucratic hurdles for his deportation. The man’s asylum request was rejected 13 years ago.

The migrant should only be provided with “bare necessities” to ensure his survival, the Federal Social Welfare Court in Kassel said on Friday.
The 49-year-old Cameroonian traveled to Germany in 2002 and applied for asylum, but his demand was rejected in 2004. German authorities then tried to deport him, but the procedure stalled because he did not have a valid passport. The man apparently refused to cooperate with the authorities who tried to get him a new passport, and refused to speak when taken to the Cameroonian Embassy.
According to the court, German officials urged the man to cooperate on getting the papers at least 19 times. When he ignored these appeals, authorities initially reduced and eventually canceled his monthly allowance of 135 euros ($147), while still providing him with vouchers for food and accommodation.

Guideline for many more

The rejected asylum seeker, who is based in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, decided to take the matter to the social welfare court and demand his allowance be reinstated. After his motion was denied by the judges in Cottbus, he appealed to the federal court in Kassel.

On Friday, judges ruled that cutting the monthly allowance based on the migrant’s behavior was not illegal.

While the decision is not binding for all courts in Germany, it will likely serve as a guideline for similar cases in the future. German activists say that each of Germany’s 16 states currently has its own rules on sanctioning rejected asylum seekers.

Germany took in over a million of asylum seekers in 2015 alone. The repatriation procedure has proven to be long and complicated, as many newcomers traveled with no valid documents or gave false statements about their countries of origin.

Deutsche Welle

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6 comments

  1. Zam Zam, ashia! Na so wonna get boma heart for that country? Tell your brother make he tire heart go back for paye. Chukuchuku no dey dey.

    • Hahaha Fon!

      Lefamso, no retreat no surrender.
      Dis pipo dem di prefer for help refugees more than pipo weh dem dong pay taxes soteh bia-bia finish for dem midrow head leke for De Pimento yi own so.

      Ma own suffer for dis grong go ever finish one day so?…

  2. while harvested oranges,pine apples;mangos,pepper;etc;are decaying in the market here in the region of QUEME southern benin towards lagos because there are no people to creat conservation centers to de preservation pressing this natural fruits to juice.some africans are doing mendicity in the aryan world begging money while it is in their land waiting for them to come and harvest.i will show you pictures of this tragic situation in future and the unbilievable economic activities available continent wide.the terrible thing is that most artificial juice sold in the market here are imported.

  3. the price of a juice pressing machine in namou ,china,is not more than 1000 dollars plus transportation to africa for a good one.this situation does not only concern fruits.it affects all kinds of food.while flour,is also imported here cassavas are decaying in the market.but do we know that flour can be processed from cassava?the same thng with tomatos,from my observation in OUANDO market yesterday at least 50 tones of tomatos get rottern everyday and are thrown away.immense wealth if transformed to tomato paste in a continent still importing finished tomatos.lets not talk about thai rice ?

  4. Go home and open cocao farms and make millions of cfa, what is 135€ in europe? Even a taxi Motor biker in Cameroon makes more this amount per month.

  5. Give him a job and there will be no problem. Why would they be lucky enough
    to have someone able to be productive and they don`t know what to do?
    Why would a deportation or allowance, be the best option?