Brandenburg is the first German state to pass a rule forbidding the deportation of asylum seekers who have been victims or witnesses of violent crimes. Authorities hope this could curb the rise in far-right crimes.
The German state of Brandenburg will not deport asylum seekers if they have been victimized by right-wing violence. Local media reported on Tuesday that Brandenburg’s Interior Ministry had asked local authorities to use the leeway available to them to make sure foreigners whose asylum applications had been rejected, but who had been victims of right-wing attacks, could stay in the country. With the decree issued on December 21, the Interior Ministry implemented a resolution Brandenburg’s … continue reading