Germany to Revoke Asylum Status for Refugees Who Take Vacations in Home Country
German interior minister cracks down on refugees who return to countries they 'fled' from
Germany is to begin revoking the asylum status for refugees who return to their home countries for vacations, according to reports.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has vowed to crack down on the practice, arguing that it doesn't make sense for asylum seekers to return to the nations from where they allegedly "fled persecution."
Seehofer, the leader of the center-right Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) party, is cracking down on Syrians with asylum status who regularly travel between Germany and Syria for vacations.
The interior minister says the government will be looking into refugees who regularly visit their home country and will revoke their asylum status.
According to a report by Kronen Zeitung, Seehofer asserts that it doesn’t make sense for people to regularly travel back to the same country that they insist they’re being persecuted in.
Seehofer also claimed the Interior Ministry had been tracking Syrians living in Germany with refugee status who travel back to their homelands frequently.
“We have to deprive them of their refugee status,” he said.
Seehofer also added that the German government had its eye on the situation unfolding in Syria.
“If the situation permits, we will carry out repatriations,” Seehofer stated.
The discovery that "refugees" who claim to be "asylum seekers" are taking vacations, in the countries where they allegedly fled death and persecution, isn’t particularly new.
In January of 2017, it was revealed in Switzerland that "asylum seekers" from Eritrea, northeast Africa were using government welfare cash to take trips back to their homes.
The Swiss government found the refugees were taking vacations in the same country they claim would put their lives at risk if they ever were to be sent back.
Strange, isn’t it?
In the same year, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said that they too knew that "refugees" were traveling back to their home countries despite claiming to be persecuted there.
BAMF officials expressed regret that there were no laws in place that would stop the migrants from doing so.
A spokeswoman for BAMF revealed that there is now a "functioning communication" in place between federal authorities to tackle the situation.