Skip to Content

Stock photo of deportation

AfD demands investigation of migrant money transfers to home countries

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has requested an investigation on billions of euros transferred to families of migrants in their home countries in 2016, a German newspaper reported.

Published: July 5, 2018, 12:48 pm

    Read more

    More than 17.7 billion euros flowed from Germany back to countries of origin of migrants in 2016, which is six billion more than in 2007, according to Die Welt.

    The party says recipients of state benefits should be banned from passing on money to their home countries. ”It cannot be that development aid from the German social system is financed,” AfD spokesman Markus Frohnmaier pointed out.

    The Merkel government considers the remittances to be “development-promoting”, because the money is channeled to countries where it is needed most, Die Welt noted.

    Thousands of migrants whose asylum applications have been turned down, are currently in Germany. Faced with the inevitable, many file new applications citing new grounds, such as religious conversion and homosexuality in an attempt to delay their deportation. These efforts are also clogging up the administration.

    Finland’s Interior Ministry has meanwhile pushed to change the country’s legal system in order to stop migrants from re-applying multiple times, as is currently allowed under the law, national broadcaster Yle reported.

    As in Germany, rejected migrants often relaunch their asylum processes in order to delay imminent deportation, the Interior Ministry said. Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen said opportunities to abuse the legal system to create delays should be limited as soon as possible.

    Both the number of repeat applications and their percentage of overall applications have have increased dramatically. More than half of the repeat applicants are Iraqis, the largest group of migrants arriving in Finland during the peak of the migrant crisis.

    The proposed changes would make it easier for authorities to deport rejected asylum applications from the country if their first application failed.

    Most often, failed applicants re-apply citing their conversion to Christianity and fear of persecution as apostate of Islam. Another typical ruse includes individuals citing their sudden homosexuality, which they somehow failed to mention in the original application.

    In 2017, Finland made positive decisions on 40 percent of all asylum applicants in 2017, up from only 27 percent in 2016.

    According to Finland’s Migration Service (Migri), in 2016, mostly quick and easy applications were processed, and in 2017 did Migri by its own admission considered to more challenging applications. The number of applications that Migri dealt with in 2016 totaled 28 000, falling to 9 400 in 2017.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Hungarian opposition: More illegal US funds than previously known

    BudapestThe result of parliamentary elections in Hungary in April 2022 has been the bane of the opposition. The defeated movement around Péter Márki-Zay received illegal funds from the US on a larger scale than previously thought, according to a recently declassified intel report. Most media outlets have been silent about it.

    WHO introduces a global patient file

    GenevaThe WHO has introduced a global patient file with the vaccinated and unvaccinated to be codified in future.

    Macron deputy consumes cocaine but justice system closes investigation

    ParisAn investigation by Médiapart revealed that the Renaissance deputy of Hauts-de-Seine Emmanuel Pellerin used cocaine, before as well as after his election.

    Sweden’s NATO membership bid goes up in smoke

    StockholmAfter the burning of the Quran in Stockholm, Turkey has no intention of allowing Sweden to join NATO. Sweden's Prime Minister, on the other hand, pointed to the importance of freedom of expression. The NATO Secretary General also spoke up on the matter.

    Internal EU report: Asylum applications has increased by half except in Hungary

    BerlinThe asylum disaster continues unabated in 2023. According to a confidential "Status Report on Migration and Refugees" by the EU Commission dated January 11, the number of asylum applications in the EU rose by around half in the past year to well over 900 000.

    French pension reform: 150 000 young demonstrators according to organisers

    ParisSome 150 000 students marched in Paris on January 21 against pension reform, according to the youth organisations that initiated the demonstration, but only 14 000 according to sources close to the Macron administration.

    Corruption thriller: Zelensky’s deputy minister arrested

    KievJust 14 days after the President of the Ukrainian National Bank (who is said to have embezzled 5,42 million euros) applied for asylum in Austria, Deputy Minister Wassyl Losynsky was arrested.  

    Mild weather thus far saving Europe from an energy crisis

    Countries across Europe are currently experiencing warmer-than-expected weather for the first few days of the year. Experts say that even if an energy crisis has been averted for the moment, cold weather or supply delays could still create an upheaval further down the line.

    Macron announces that climate crisis has arrived ‘faster than expected’

    ParisThe French president has spoken out in a YouTube video in response to comments from climate cultists, NGOs and green political opponents who were "shocked" by remarks made about the climate during his December 31, 2022 greetings.

    Three months into Meloni tenure sees migrant arrivals exploding

    RomeIt has been a disturbing development. Despite its right-wing government, which has now been in office for almost three months, the number of illegal immigrants in Italy continues to rise steeply. This has caused many voters to become dissatisfied with the right-wing government under Giorgia Meloni.

    Go to archive