Dresden (dpa / sn) - The left has asked the new Saxon Interior Minister Armin Schuster (CDU) to be goodwill with the right to stay for certain asylum seekers. "Anyone who has been tolerated here for a long time and respects the law should be given the chance to stay safely. These people must stop being thrown out," demanded Juliane Nagel, a member of the state parliament, in Dresden on Thursday.
It is good that the federal government wants to grant a probationary right of residence to everyone who has lived here for five years on January 1, 2022, has not committed a crime and is committed to the free-democratic basic order. Nagel reminded that Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, Bremen and Lower Saxony have already regulated this. "Saxony urgently needs to follow suit. The immigration authorities must be urged to refrain from measures to end their stay and to issue discretionary tolerations."
Nagel referred to a case from Leipzig. At the end of April, a man from Pakistan who had lived in the trade fair city for years and most recently worked as a cook in a restaurant was deported here. The issue of the right to stay should play a role again on Thursday afternoon in the state parliament.
Interior Minister Schuster also commented on migration in his government statement on Wednesday, formulating the principle of "humanity and order". Anyone who has no right to stay, is not tolerated and is not considered a case of hardship must leave Germany again, he explained. "Law and law also apply here without any ifs or buts, the enforcement of the law is not put into perspective."
When it comes to deportation, Schuster wants to set priorities and first send criminals and those who are at risk back to their home countries. "Anyone who tolerates illegal residence endangers people's acceptance of those who really need protection - that's not our goal."