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Germany is offering rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home

Germany is offering rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home

Germany is tired from the refugee crisis, Germany faced to the effect called ‘migrants fatigue’, the country even is offering a financial support (€3,000) to rejected asylum seekers who voluntarily return home.

Germany’s government promotes the scheme “Your country. Your future. Now!”, and it will run until February next year. According to this scheme, the individual migrants can receive up to €1,000 if they take the decision to voluntarily return home. At the same time, the families can receive up to €3,000 to do the same.

Germany needs people but they should be ready for an integration in the society, labour market and other sides of life. Unfortunately, the lion part of the migrant deliberately don’t want to integrate, they want to receive the social package instead of working or integration. That is why Germany’s government started to promote new scheme – to pay refugee if they decide to return home.

The assistance (from €1000 to €3,000) is meant to help reintegrate rejected asylum seekers in their home countries. The refugees, which were unsuccessful in their applications, could also get subsidized housing for a year—to help pay rent, home renovations, or get basic equipment for a kitchen or a bathroom.

Asylum seekers in Germany: 2015-2017

Some 1.6 million people sought asylum in Germany at the end of 2016, according to Federal Statistical Office of Germany. Since 2014, the number of asylum seekers increased by 851,000 (a 113% jump). At the end of 2016, 872,000 asylum seekers (54%) had a humanitarian residence permit and therefore had their asylum application accepted. But for most accepted asylum seekers (600,000), this recognition was only temporary. Germany rejected the asylum claim of 158,000 people in 2016.

At the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to deport rejected asylum seekers with “a friendly face.” In practice, this means promoting voluntary return. As well as cash incentives and subsidized housing, rejected asylum seekers could also receive financial travel assistance and one-time financial start-up help. The government is also pointing rejected asylum seekers to so-called “counselling centres,” where they can receive support and advice.