During the project, I was confused several times with a refugee, and people began to speak Syriac and Arabic to me. Of course, I smiled, and answered in English that I did not speak the language and left. And when I saw the news that they would now begin to deport people again, what should the ESK volunteer be afraid of? Or is it just the fruit of my sick imagination and senseless panic?
Germany will again return refugees and migrants to other states of the European Union in accordance with the Dublin Agreement. This was confirmed by the Ministry of the Interior of Germany. The Dublin regulation suggests that migrants must apply for asylum in the country where they first crossed the EU border. In this regard, the German authorities are entitled to expel them to the relevant states in order to comply with this provision.
In accordance with the abolition of restrictions on cross-border travel, as well as warnings about trips to the EU, movement to transfer certain individuals also resumes. This process was suspended on March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The resumption of the procedure is carried out in stages.
The resumption of the procedure takes place in stages. At the first stage, we are talking about the extradition of refugees to neighboring states of Germany, their transportation is carried out by road. Then - to more distant countries - participants of the Dublin Agreement, moreover, by air and "mainly charter flights." To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the necessary preventive measures are taken. Those who show symptoms of infection or have laboratory confirmation of the disease can stay in Germany until they recover completely.
The influx of refugees into the European Union, after a noticeable decline caused by the coronavirus in April, sharply increased again in May. Last month, the Frontex European Border Service recorded almost 4,300 cases of unauthorized crossing of EU borders on major migration routes - almost three times more than in April.
After analyzing the situation, I think that the ESK volunteers should not be afraid. Because, as a rule, everyone has a valid national visa (like mine) or European citizenship. But just in case, I always carry my passport with me. In case policemen oust me, I could show that I am really legally in Germany. I got this habit back in Kazakhstan with school fear. Because in Kazakhstan, they often slow down in the evening, and check the documents. In Kazakhstan, there is a curfew, and after 22:00 minors can not be on the street.
Volunteers in Europe have a hard time, but there are people who are even worse. They were stuck in Europe because they thought they had to work illegally for 3 months and go back. A lot of such people come from Ukraine. My friend got stuck with his father in eastern Germany, near Dresden. I think he is not alone. I think we need to be in solidarity with such people, as well as with people who are deported due to lack of documents. In some percentage ratio, they break the law, but still. They remain human.