The German government wants to pay a bonus to refugees who’ve been rejected from consideration for remaining in Germany.
The German government wants to encourage rejected asylum seekers to voluntarily return to their home countries with a cash incentive, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday.
It’s also a cynical move. Maiziere offered this as part of the bonus:
When you voluntarily decide to return by the end of February, in addition to startup help you can provisionally receive housing cost help for the first 12 months in your homeland
If these folks have been rejected even for refugee status, what have they done that would earn them any of the German citizens’ money? These folks are refugees, or claim to be; what is there in the home country from which they say they’re fleeing that would allow them to live there in safety?