Chemnitz (dpa/sn) - War refugees from Ukraine are no longer being distributed to Saxony by the federal government for the time being. The Free State has so far taken in 3,050 more refugees than it should according to the nationwide key, said a spokesman for the Saxony State Directorate on Tuesday. Therefore, people would currently be distributed to other countries. The spokesman could not say which federal states are involved. The MDR had previously reported.
Exceptions such as family reunification are therefore possible and are based on corresponding decisions by the municipalities. This includes first-degree family members such as children and spouses. "Basically, the de facto admission freeze applies to all Ukraine refugees who are currently registering with the authorities. This procedure is only deviated from in justified exceptional cases," explained the deputy spokesman for the authorities, Ingolf Ulrich. However, the catalog of compelling reasons for this is restrictive.
"The transfer or even distribution of refugees to the federal states is necessary above all in order to protect the public - especially municipal - infrastructure such as schools, kindergartens, medical facilities and authorities from being overloaded and to distribute social burdens fairly," emphasized Ulrich. Housing is only part of what is needed to take in and care for refugees.