No one is illegal!

Everyone has her*his own story to tell. Every day people are deported against their will and almost everyone looses friends, family and connections in Germany. Ausländerbehörden are able to decide about peoples lives and future.
Processes and justifications for deportations are very different. Some people get deportate to their state of origin and some get deported to the state where they first touched european ground due to the Dublin-Reglulation.

Stop deportation on your own!

Most deportations start from Frankfurt Airport. For the first deportation often regular flights are used, where people travel together with tourists and business people to a country they escaped from or don’t know. Deportations are accompanied by German Federal Police officers, who behave more or less violent to enforce the deportation. Inside the plane people can try to stop their deportation on their own. If passengers don’t travel voluntarily, pilots of many airlines are requested to fly without them – this is also the position of the pilots union “Cockpit”. If people don’t sit down and clearly protest against their deportation, there is a good chance that this deportation will be stopped.
The Ausländerbehörde often tries to deport that person again – which won’t work if e.g. the time limit of transfer for the Dublin-Procedure has timed out. On the one hand it is good to resist a deportation, on the other hand people often face a second deportation with police company. The deported person has to pay the high costs of the deportation – if s*he comes back to Germany and also gets an entry ban. Furthermore, a violent deportation can be dangerous and cause traumatization.

Custody to secure deportation without a crime

Before a forced deportation or after successfully resisting their deportation, people can be imprisoned in so called “Abschiebegefängnissen”. The police can also take deportees to “Ausreisegewahrsam” (imprisonment) for some days without court order. Their freedom is taken like criminals to ensure their successful deportation. Using their right of freedom of movement is treated like a crime. This inhuman procedure makes it very difficult to resist against one’s deportation as well as getting adequate counselling.

Counselling and support

With support of a good consultation or a lawyer there are still many ways to go – even right before a deportation: legal protection (Eilrechtsschutz), deportation obstacles (like diseases, pregnancies, no passport) or hardcase-petition (Härtefall-Petition). But: the earlier you take action, the better it is. A rejected apply for asylum does not automatically mean deportation. You can take action against the negative decision 2 weeks upon receipt at the responsible administrative court (Verwaltungsgericht). In case of Dublin-decisions and “apparently causeless”-rejections (“offensichtlich unbegründet”) it is one week (its also necessary to apply for legal protection (Eilrechtsschutz) then). If possible, these steps should be taken with support of a lawyer or consultation.