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Migrants buy and rent out German residency and healthcare cards

German investigative journalists have uncovered secret Facebook groups where migrants sell and rent their residency and health cards, allowing entire families to enter into Europe illegally.

Published: October 19, 2017, 9:22 am

    JournalistenWatch uncovered the secretive groups where Muslim users post orders for certain items, and private sellers contact them with the goods.

    One user placed an order, stating that: “I need a German passport for refugees, born in 1998, preferably stamped from Sudan.” A user replied that he has “a German passport with year of birth 1997 including head cover” and that he was going to message the buyer about it.

    The reporters discovered that women were being encouraged to wear Islamic headscarves because it would be easier that way to make themselves look similar to Muslims photographed on the available documents.

    One user wanted to know: “If I buy a pass [German identity card] in Athens how do I get to Germany in the quickest way? Directly by plane? Or should I enter Italy first and then land? Any suggestion?”

    According to the journalists: “Entire families are now legally travelling to Germany because they can use real papers and even go directly to the doctor. Since they are real papers, neither entry nor treatment is denied.”

    The documents all appear to come from migrants who are currently registered as asylum seekers in Germany. Some of the sellers go back to their home country and sell the documents, others go on holiday and offer their residence permit including health insurance for rent.

    It is not known how many of these documents are in circulation at the moment, but the criminals on the Facebook page claim it was easy enough to “lose” documents and get re-issued by German authorities without delay. “I simply say I lost the card and then get a new one immediately,” one explained.

    The soaring costs of providing “free” healthcare to migrants in Germany, is clearly linked to the abuse of the system which is costing taxpayers.

    Unemployed asylum applicants in Germany are costing the country’s statutory health insurers €20 million per month, according to new data published by the Federal Agency for Employment, as it is compulsory for everyone to have health insurance, either through statutory health insurance funds or a private healthcare plan.

    Statutory health insurance paid by employees and their employers, receive a subsidy from the state.

    According to the figures, reported by Bild, there were 564 000 asylum seekers eligible for unemployment benefits in March of this year, compared with only 283 000 in the same month last year.

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    • Ben Richter

      Thats why the dislike against refugees and muslims grows so rapidly in germany and europe in general. Normal germans aren’t allowed to wear a hat or wear a scarf on ID cards, but these people can cover their entire face, rendering the document entirely useless. It’s these double standards in the name of tolerance. And this exploited tolerance can only foster hate…

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