Syrians in Germany want to go home, but having difficulties getting out!
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 2, 2016
Invasion of Europe news…..
The article in Stars and Stripes ends with a comment from one of the so-called ‘refugees’ who did succeed in getting home to Syria. He said (speaking about living in Germany):
“Most people prefer to return because they can’t stand it.”
And, because they aren’t “getting respect!”
Here are some snips from a revealing report in Stars and Stripes about the dilemma for the disillusioned Syrian Muslims who broke into Europe apparently thinking the streets were paved with gold (for them!) and that they would be able to bring their families to join them in short order. They got a big surprise!
They don’t want to be crowded into shelters eating German bread, butter and jam for breakfast each day! Makes you wonder how in danger they were in Syria!
The article is meant to show readers how difficult it is for these poor souls facing bureaucratic hurdles to now get out of Germany, but it says much more to me! It tells us that so much of this migration was simply a quest for more stuff (welfare goodies, nice apartments, etc.) and now they are disillusioned and maybe their ‘war zone’ home isn’t so bad after all.
The story starts with the usual reporter’s technique of making someone a star of the story. Enter Mohammed….
No sympathy from me because what kind of a man leaves a starving wife and 8 children behind in a “warzone?”
BERLIN — Nine months ago, after the Syrian army razed his neighborhood, Mohammed was desperate to make his way to Germany.
Now he is desperate to go back to Syria because his wife and eight children can’t get out. But he fears the only way he can return is the same way he came — illegally.
Mohammed, a farm worker from the outskirts of Damascus, is one of at least hundreds of Syrian refugees who want to go home, often because it’s taking too long to bring their families here. But in an unlikely twist, they are finding themselves stuck in Europe.
While Afghan and Iraqi asylum seekers get financial support and organized plane trips to go home, the German government and the International Organization for Migration say they can’t send Syrians back to a war zone. There aren’t even flights from Germany to Syria because of the brutal civil war there.
That leaves little hope for the dozens of Syrians per week who have requested departures since the beginning of this year, according to travel agents and case workers at migrants’ return programs.
He got asylum in March. But his wife calls him every day, crying and begging him to come back home. She doesn’t have any money to feed their seven daughters, and their only son, 12-year-old Marwan, quit school to sell vegetables on the market.
It is going to take years for the German government to process everyone (even before they can get their family to join them).
More than 420,000 Syrian refugees came to Germany last year, and the majority will eventually receive asylum. But the country is so overwhelmed that it is taking months, if not years, to process the requests, let alone the hundreds of thousands of applications for family reunions.
Many Syrians say the long separation from their children and wives is unbearable. Others can’t cope with life in cramped shelters, where they cannot work during the asylum procedure. And yet others say they are simply too homesick.
Such grievances are not likely to be resolved quickly in any big German city where thousands — both citizens and migrants —are suffering from an acute housing shortage.
Further in to the story, another ‘refugee’ is showcased. This one has his family with him, but he is sick of the same German bread every morning so he is getting out of dear Deutschland as soon as he can:
“As soon as our daughter is born, we will find a way to get out of here and back to Istanbul,” Hamwi said. “At least there we can live in dignity and work — here we are not getting any respect.“
Continue reading here, it is well worth your time.
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Readers you can be sure that many refugees brought to America also want to go home. (You will never hear that from the mainstream media or the refugee contractors). We have often been contacted by a homesick and disillusioned refugee wanting to go back to their own culture, but are stuck here with no airfare. That is why we have proposed on several occasions that a repatriation fund be established.
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