Kenyan Asylum-seeker fined for leaving the "detention" camp

A Kenyan lady who applied for asylum here in Germany was recently found in Berlin without a permit allowing her to move around and was fined €98. The lady from Henningsdorf, had gone to Berlin to visit the Immigration office when the police ran a “control” and found she had no valid documents allowing her to travel.

According to the 2005 amendment, the Federal government allowed asylum seekers to move around freely, but this seems not to have been implemented in most states. Berlin and Brandenburg allow the asylum seekers to move freely between these 2 states without an official permit. Other camps though demand that the asylum seekers stay within the town without going anywhere. When they require to travel, they have to apply for a permit which can be denied if the request to travel is not considered “pressing” enough.

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