“Of course also in Africa”: Wagenknecht for asylum procedures in third countries

“Of course also in Africa”
Wagenknecht for asylum procedures in third countries

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Her new party hasn’t even been founded yet, but her email inbox is overflowing with inquiries, says Sahra Wagenknecht on the ARD program “Maischberger”. The ex-left has no concerns whatsoever about outsourcing asylum procedures to Africa.

The former left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht has shown herself to be open to asylum procedures in third countries. She thinks it makes sense “if you carry out asylum procedures in third countries that are considered safe third countries,” she said that evening on the ARD program “Maischberger”. When asked whether such procedures should also be possible in Africa, she said: “Yes, of course also in Africa. Anyone who is really entitled to asylum should have a safe and legal route to Europe. Anyone who does not have a right to asylum should not have one .”

Wagenknecht qualified by saying that Africa is always mentioned, although the truth is that most asylum seekers currently come from Syria. “There’s no point in using safe procedures in Rwanda. That’s a bit off topic.” Not all people could come to Germany. “We should also do something to ensure that prospects are created again at home.”

Federal government is examining outsourcing

According to the federal-state resolution from Tuesday night, the federal government should examine whether asylum procedures can also be carried out outside Europe in the future “in compliance with the Geneva Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights”. The SPD, Greens and FDP had already planned to do this in their coalition agreement, even if only for exceptional cases. According to the Interior Ministry, this review is already underway.

Since announcing her plans to found a new party, Wagenknecht said she has barely been able to look at her email inbox because she has been receiving thousands of emails from interested parties. “We will have to look at who can become a member. We don’t want people in there who are extremists.” You can see that young parties are often a point of attraction. “Mr. (Bernd) Lucke and Mr. (Hans-Olaf) Henkel, who founded the AfD, probably won’t be able to look at themselves in the mirror today.” Your party will therefore slowly grow in terms of the number of members.

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