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More Ethnic Turks Becoming German Citizens, Study Shows

Ethnic Turks residing in Germany must normally choose between Turkish or German citizenship. Even though nationality laws based mainly on descent were eased in 2000, it is not uncommon for those born in Germany to foreigners to assume their parents' nationality instead.


Most foreigners are long-time residents

The majority of foreigners in Germany are long time residents of the country. Some 72 percent or nearly five million foreigners have lived in Germany for a minimum of eight years and therefore even meet the minimum residency requirements to apply for citizenship.

About half of those long-time foreign residents have been in the country for more than twenty years, whereas twenty percent of all foreigners were born in Germany.



40 years in Berlin and facing deportation
Published: 28 Mar 09 18:44 CET

Recently stripped of her German passport for violating the country’s restrictive rules on dual citizenship, a woman faces deportation to Turkey after living in Berlin for the past 40 years. Her offence? She overstayed her Istanbul holiday by 11 days.

German law has forbidden dual citizenship – with few exceptions – since 2000. But thousands of people from the country’s large Turkish community thought they’d receive leniency if they voluntarily told the German government they were in violation of the new rules.

Most have been stripped of their passports while receiving permanent residency in Germany. But in Yavuz’s case, she was only given a temporary permit because she was unemployed at the time. Then she made the mistake of staying 11 days too long during a holiday to Istanbul in 2008 to visit her daughter.

Now she faces being deported even though she’s lived in Berlin since childhood and was once a German citizen.

“There are a lot of cases like this especially in Berlin with its large Turkish population,” immigration lawyer Anne Glinka told The Local on Friday. “Sometimes members of the younger generation become German citizens, but their traditional fathers don’t agree with it so they apply for a Turkish passport for them.”


Dual citizenship does exist in Germany – but only for EU or Swiss nationals and Germans living abroad. But the Interior Ministry doesn’t see such inconsistency as a double standard.

“If someone takes citizenship from another country they normally lose their German passport, but they can petition the authorities to make an exception,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Christoph Hübner.

He said Germans had to prove they still had “special ties” to Germany to regional immigration officials in one the country’s 16 states. Might that mean some place like conservative Bavaria makes it harder to have dual citizenship than liberal Berlin?

“That could be,” Hübner admitted. “Those applying have to make the case that they should be able to keep their German citizenship.”

Glinka said the criteria for hopeful dual citizens covered everything from proving they still have close family in Germany to the right to pension benefits or other privileges. But the country’s tough line doesn’t only hurt members of the Turkish community like Yavuz.

Glinka said she knew of a case of a German man who emigrated to the United States only to find out he had been stripped of his citizenship after becoming an American.

“He didn’t get permission to have dual citizenship and when he came back he lost his German passport,” she said.


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Racism body criticises anti-Germany feeling

March 27, 2009 - 4:55 PM
German speakers in Switzerland are facing increasing prejudice, with more references to Nazis being bandied about, the Federal Commission against Racism says.
The body said on Friday it was particularly concerned with the reaction in some Swiss quarters to recent criticism of the country's banking secrecy laws by Germany's finance minister, Peer Steinbrück.

After Steinbrück compared the Swiss to Indians running scared from the cavalry, parliamentarian Thomas Müller of the centre-right Christian Democratic Party said the foreign minister reminded him of the "generation of Germans who marched through the streets in leather coats, boots and armbands".

The idea was taken up in the media, who started referring to "the German question" of how many Germans Switzerland could tolerate. Stereotypes and negative comments from readers also abounded on internet sites referring to "nasty Germans".

"In light of the offensive reactions that we have observed in recent days in the Swiss-German press, the commission must stress that Germans today have the right to not be associated with Nazism," the commission stated.

Such a propensity to see Germans as unwelcome competitors affected people of German origin who livein Switzerland while also damaging social harmony, the commission added.

Received Friday, 27 March 2009 15:37:00 GMT
GENEVA, March 27, 2009 (AFP) - Switzerland's official anti-racism watchdog said Friday it was concerned about growing anti-German xenophobia in the wake of tensions over banking secrecy.
"The resentment, which clouds relations between Germans and Swiss, is growing," said a statement issued by the Federal Commission Against Racism.
"This type of collective rejection harms people of German origin who live in Switzerland and affects social peace," it added.
The growing perception of Germans as "unwanted rivals" had a negative impact on daily behaviour in the home, at the workplace and in public places, said the statement.
Anti-German sentiment, especially in German-speaking parts of Switzerland, was becoming more prevalent in the media, on online chatrooms and blogs, Commission President Georg Kreis told AFP.
While there was "no single trigger" for the resentment, the row over German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck's trenchant remarks about Switzerland andbanking secrecy had amplified the trend, he added.
Steinbrueck had said Saturday that the threat of Switzerland being placed on an international tax haven blacklist was a deterrent comparable to thecavalry scaring the "Indians."
The minister subsequently reported he had received hate mail and one Swiss deputy compared his attitude to that of the Gestapo, Germany's Nazi-era police.
"We've been following it for two years with the rise in immigration inSwiss-German areas, especially in the Zurich region, and that's what you see with the media reaction as well in blog and chatroom discussions," Kreis said.
Many Germans have taken up jobs in eastern Switzerland after immigrationrestrictions with the European Union were eased in recent years.
More an 63 percent of Switzerland's population are native German speakers, while one-fifth in the west of the country are French-speaking and Italian is prevalent among six percent of the population in the south.




Norway Anti-Immigration Opposition Party Wins Support (Update2)

By Marianne Stigset and Meera Bhatia

March 27 (Bloomberg)





Japanese man deported for beating his wife and daughter
03/21/2009 | 11:27 A
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported on Friday a Japanese man who was declared as an undesirable alien for maltreating and beating his Filipino wife and four-month old child.

Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan in a statement on Saturday said the deportee, Shoichi Katoh, has been detained at the BI detention center in Bicutan, Taguig since December.

“In ordering his deportation, we are serving notice to other foreigners that they should not inflict physical harm and violence against our women and children," Libanan said.

The BI Board of Commissioners approved Katoh’s deportation order on March 9 and the man was flown to Japan Friday afternoon aboard a Philippine Airlines flight.

Apart from declaring Katoh an overstaying, undocumented and undesirable alien, the Board also placed him on the immigration blacklist, barring him from returning to the Philippines.




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