Refugees Sue Germany For Not Giving Them Social Benefits Fast Enough

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
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Approximately 20 Syrian asylum seekers in Berlin are taking a government agency to court for not registering them fast enough.

The reason behind the lawsuit is that they can’t enjoy any social benefits before they get processed by the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, and are hence struggling to sustain a livelihood, according to Deutsche Welle. The refugees wants immediate payouts and the complaint is based on the fact that it has taken weeks for them to get processed.

A court spokesman said the refugees are out to “put pressure on the authorities.” A ruling in the case is expected in the next few days.

The southern state of Bavaria is also threatening to sue the German government if it doesn’t take immediate steps to stop the influx of refugees. Bavaria is the southern-most state in the country where majority of the refugees enter the country initially. (RELATED: German City Seizes Private Property To House Refugees)

Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly said the country won’t put a quota on the influx or close the borders. Her popularity in Germany has decreased rapidly since the start of the migrant crisis and a majority of Germans admit they feel anxious about her refugee policies.

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