Asylum Seekers File Lawsuit Against Berlin’s Largest Registration Center

Deutsche Welle, October 12, 2015

At least 20 asylum seekers have filed a lawsuit against the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs–the authority in charge of administering the refugee influx–for failing to register them promptly, a court official said on Monday.

The official said that similar cases had been received by the court in the past weeks, though he added that Monday’s filing is the largest the court has seen.

A decision on the asylum seekers’ case is expected from the court before the end of October.

The asylum seekers that filed the suit said they must be registered in order to receive social benefits, including housing, citing a lack of monetary resources to sustain a livelihood for the coming weeks.

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