Demonstration 20 December 2017, Deggendorf transit camp Bavaria, Germany No 24 months in this camp! Stop deportations! No to racism and torture of migrants! On Friday 15th December 2017 around 200 people from Sierra Leone – women, men and children – started a ‘strike of......
The blog CULTURE OF DEPORTATION documents the German tradition of criminalising mobility and the EU model of border externalisation and migration management. The materials on the blog expose asylum „made in Germany“ as administrative warfare against migrants. The documentation was put together by the working group CULTURE OF DEPORTATION and provides activist knowledge for political work.
The working group CULTURE OF DEPORTATION came together to gather evidence for a court case for two deportees to Nigeria from Germany and to produce critical information on German migration policies. The starting point were practices of criminalisation through asylum in Germany, with the strategy of DULDUNG* (suspension of deportation). Amidst the new wave of EU border control policies since 2015 the group began to put more emphasis on the ongoing EXTERNALISATION* of EU borders and on the influence of German policies within the EU. Knowledge and analyses generated in migrant self-organisation remained central.
The cases of Yusupha Jarboh and Joseph Koroma became known in 2013 during an intense protest dynamics against the German asylum system. As part of the mobilisation against the country embassy deportation collaboration, the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin had been occupied in 2012. The Gambian Jarboh and the Sierra Leonean Koroma were deported in 2013 to Nigeria with Nigerian documents. Both had lived for many years in Germany with a DULDUNG*, under constant repression by the immigration authorities. The men had been identified as Nigerians in a MOBILE EMBASSY HEARING* of the Nigerian Embassy (see also FILE: Jarboh, FILE: Koroma).
With time the working group realised that there was barely a legal path to justice for Jarboh and Koroma: The German and European frame of legality illegalizes their mobility as if by definition. The blog offers materials and tools for critical education and for intervening in debates concerning this mobility apartheid.
* see GLOSSARY