300542Z DEC 17


An Afghan who claims to be a minor brings his parents and seven siblings to Germany. The article reveals why so many adult migrants pretend to be minors: “Family reunification works in Germany only if you receive asylum and only as long as you are under 18 years old.”

Rheinische Post:

At the end of the one-hour conversation about a life-threatening escape, about the slow mills in the German state and about the big heart of many Weseler Noman Jalali says to the journalist in German a sentence that astonishes: “Now you tell this story in the first person perspective or out that of an authorial narrator? ” The journalist is surprised: Did this Afghan young man, who has only been speaking German for two years, actually use the term “authorial narrator”, who otherwise only known German advanced and German studies students?

The term authorial narrator paraphrases that the narrator of a story is omniscient, that is, knows all the motives of all the characters. The fact that Noman knows this term testifies to his great willingness to feel at home here in Germany, to arrive here. He wants to become a police officer. So he wants to practice a profession in which he can protect other people. A protection he would have liked to experience in his homeland Afghanistan.

Indeed, it is difficult to take the position of an authorial narrator in this story about the Afghan family Jalali. Too many people in action, too many conflicting motives. And somehow both sides are understandable. On the one hand there are Noman and his family, who are looking for security in Germany. On the other hand, there is the German state, where politics is currently debating family reunification. The story of the Jalali family shows how much effort is needed to bring a family together. The truth probably belongs: Such a great effort, as he has done honorary in Wesel, a city can not afford for all refugees.


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62.9° N
15.9° W
29.1° E
40.4° N


Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).