Germany has been flooded with over 70,000 under-age migrants who cannot be deported even if their asylum application fails.
The number of unaccompanied minors coming to Germany as migrants has exploded over the past year, with over 70,000 under-age migrants arriving since the beginning of 2015. The rise has led to a huge strain on the German government, which is required to process and look after them all as they all require constant supervision, reports Die Welt.
The system of Youth Services has seen delay after delay in finding adequate housing and has often had to resort to hostels and hotels, leaving the young migrants without the supervision of a social worker and at great expense to the German taxpayer. The social services have become so short staffed that they have had to rope in asylum lawyers to act as legal guardians for the children.
Many of these guardians can be looking out for 20 children, and some more than 100.
Tobias Klaus of the Federal Association of unaccompanied refugee minors said, “demands for guardians of our association have increased massively. Many of them are inexperienced,” and said that many of the under-age migrants in care had no idea if they should be applying for asylum or not.
The asylum process for adult migrants can take months but for minors it can take even longer. As a result of the wait there has been a huge clog in the processing of applications.
Of the 70,000 minors who came in the last year only around 14,439 were actually able to apply for asylum in Germany. Around 71 percent of all those who got to apply were above the age of 15.
The government in Germany is trying to fix the wait times by prioritizing children in a new initiative but the wait time could still be up to seven months.
Even if their asylum request fails it’s incredibly unlikely that any migrants who come to Germany as minors will ever be deported. The success rate for under-age migrants was 93 percent compared to adults where 61 percent were approved according to the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
Among the seven percent of those who failed the asylum process the German Federal government stated, “in 2015, 21 rejections, ten removals and no expulsions of unaccompanied minor foreign nationals were executed.” The 21 rejections refer to those who were denied at the border or at an airport and doesn’t exclusively cover migrants seeking asylum.
The cost of under-age migrants is also much more expensive than an adult. On average, a young migrant can cost the German taxpayer between 40,000 to 60,000 euro per year. There has also been a rampant problem with young migrants using the hospitality of the German government to go on so-called ‘Grand Tours’ of Europe where they hop from asylum home to asylum home, committing crimes and terrorizing locals.
Breitbart London reported on one gang of North Africans in particular who posted their exploits to social media bragging about the free money they were getting. They were able to live lavish lifestyles and do anything they wanted without consequence and it was all funded by the German taxpayer.