“Unacceptable incident”: federal police leave migrant family in Poland

Federal police with their helmets.

“The transfer of foreigners to Poland (to the village of Osinow Dolny) by the German police was carried out in violation of the principles of cooperation between both departments and the transfer law,” the border guard wrote on Monday in the Platform X. “The German authorities “cannot make such a decision arbitrarily.”

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced the

Polish media had previously reported, citing eyewitnesses, that a German police car appeared on Friday in the village of Osinow Dolny, near the border, and dropped off a migrant family there.

The federal police confirm the incident and believe they are right

A statement from the Federal Police states that, as part of the temporarily reintroduced internal border controls, officers detained an Afghan family of five near Altmädewitz in Brandenburg in the early hours of June 14, who had tried to enter in the country without permission.

The family had Polish asylum certificates for the adults and Polish identity cards for the children; He did not submit any asylum application to German officials. Therefore, according to the legal situation, it should be returned to Poland.

According to the federal police, the Polish border guard was informed through the Joint Center in Swiecko that they wanted to hand over the family. “As there was no response from the Polish side for several hours, even when asked, the officials decided to take the family with a patrol to the German-Polish border near Hohenwutzen to release them from there to Poland.”

The federal police want to “intensely follow” the incident

Along the way, the family’s children complained of feeling unwell, so federal police officers went to a pharmacy in the town of Osinow Dolny to provide them with first aid. As the children’s mother had forgotten her mobile phone at the federal police station, she was taken on a patrol to Brandenburg and then to Poland with her family.

The incident is being “intensely followed” by Polish colleagues, the federal police said in a statement. The Polish border guard announced that its management would discuss this issue with the leadership of the federal police on Tuesday.

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