How to stop deportations

We would prefer it that there is no need for anti-deportation struggles – and everybody has the right to stay. But unfortunately this is not our reality. The following list is suppoesd to help you to fight against your own deportation or to support people in their fight against their deportation.

  • Firstly, it is helpful to contact advice centers and lawyers at an early stage. But there are some last minute options, too:
  • People can try to stop their deportation by refusing to sit donw in the airplane and by telling the other people that you are not willing to fly. In those cases the pilot cancels the deportation from time to time, so that the plane can start. Please find our leaflets with more information in many languages or watch this video.
  • Supporters can inform the other passengers at the airport about the deportation that is going to take place and ask them to protest. On our website you find a leaflet that can be distributed to passengers. Passengers can express their solidarity with the struggle in the flight if they do not sit down, too, and document assaults.
  • In case you are deported from the airport in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf or Berlin you can contact the so called “Abschiebebeobachtung” (deportation monitoring). They are on-site an can watch the deportation.
  • Bringing a deportation into public attention and putting the airline under pressure needs the consent of the deportee. Think carefully about your action and take a grounded decision together with the affected person. It is possible that an intervention might lead to negative consequences during the deportation, such as increased police accompany.