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For almost a year, some secondary protection workers have been able to rejoice with their relatives coming to Germany. Since August last year (2018), the authorities have begun to allow refugees with secondary protection to apply for family unification after being deprived of it for a short period of time.

In the period until the end of June, the authorities selected approximately 9,920 persons with secondary protection to come to Germany through requests for family reunification, while German embassies and consulates issued 8,760 visas to Germany, according to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin. These numbers seem slim compared to 30,000 applications to German representations around the world.

But this little number is politically required by the German government. The aspirations and aspirations of refugees with secondary protection are limited by a legal roof, with only about 1,000 people allowed per month to join their German-speaking families.

It is also noted that the number of visas issued by embassies is much lower than the assumed number, the number of visas should have been 11 past 11 thousand during the past 11 months, but the reality is otherwise. This is due to complex procedures and difficult access of applicants to German embassies and consulates in their countries in most cases. The German government has confirmed last year that the numbers allocated for each month must be completed in the following months until the end of the year, if not granted visas for a thousand people a month earlier. But this equation did not continue in 2019.

This is why there was a decrease in the number of arrivals through family unification applications by 1,740 people last year. For this reason, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Interior are considering the completion of these numbers in the course of the current year.

It is noteworthy that the determination of the ceiling of reunification for those with secondary protection faces severe criticism by the parties left and green since the agreement of the ruling coalition to do so. In addition to the Left's rejection of a thousand-person program a month, the Green Party criticizes the government's plan. The head of the party's parliamentary bloc, Catherine Goring Eckart, described the "constitutional right of family reunification as a lottery" . The Green Party has demanded new non-bureaucratic rules to facilitate reunification of the country's residents.

In the same direction, Peter Nehir, head of the Catholic Church's Caritas Foundation, also goes. Neher said that the long wait for the reunification of families negatively affects the realization of the principle of humanity in dealing with the subject, in addition to its negative effects on the issue of integration into society. Neher said that family ties should be taken into consideration, as it is required by the German Basic Law and the European Human Rights Regulation, as he put it.

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