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this is d.w. news coming to you live from berlin today is world refugee day and we look at the growing fears of asylum seekers across europe here in germany there is a rising backlash over migration and the push to resume deportations this young afghan may have to leave even though he's educated worked hard and speaks fluent german also in the program children in cajun america's zero tolerance immigration policy in action and ministrations says it has no plan on how to read
and reunite thousands of kids separated from their parents of the boy. and upset school or the world cup in russia some ago put on a blazing display against poland we'll show you how that turned out plus the rest of the day so. hello i'm terry march and welcome to the program. sixty eight point five million roughly the population of france that's how many people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes today on world refugee day the un has called for global solidarity with refugees and the countries that take them in but here in germany there is growing pressure on chancellor under the medical to reverse her open door policy to migrants and to resume deportations for rejected asylum seekers people like the young man we meet in this report.
i'm ahmed i'm almost twenty years old i was born in afghanistan but i was raised in iran and i'm training to be a hotel manager for the. atlanta was only one year old when his parents decided to leave their home in afghanistan they fled because of the terror of the taliban. they said we were home one day then suddenly the bomb hits they were shots everywhere they were really loud and we just ran away we didn't have time to take the possible it's we just run away from it given. the family found a new home in tehran where i grew up together with his two brothers. of course growing up in the wrong was sometimes difficult because i'm partly afghan
partly iranian so i didn't know which direction to go it was a bit hard yes actually it was hard because. the fact that the parents didn't have any documents of the kids turned out to be a big obstacle later on every month they had to pay a fee to the iranian government says at some point a spa the construction worker couldn't pay it anymore so adamant and his younger brother left once again this time to germany it's been two years since then we have i said to my brother ok we're in germany now so we shouldn't lose time let's move on learn german and start something new. and they did i met is now in the second year of his training his brother is heading towards his a levels everything seemed well. but then german authorities demanded the missing papers they gave him a deadline in three months his residence permit expires. if that meant is not able to get the papers until then he'll be deported to afghanistan. people who are being
deported think ok we have no job no food no place to stay nothing but the taliban have all of that jobs food and money so ok let's go there are many think like that one who in germany wants to see or hear that nobody wants to see that crew this. month says he's on his own path back to afghanistan not an option. let's bring in our chief political correspondent melinda crane here mullin of the german government has decided to send asylum seekers back to afghanistan that even though the country is controlled largely by militants and germany's own representative there describes it as a battleground how does the german government justify this deportation policy. the german foreign office prepared a report on the situation in afghanistan which after some delay was made public at
the beginning of this month now according to that report the country is vala teil there are enormous regional differences in the level of security and safety and the country remains plagued by war poverty and corruption but the report does determined that the capital kabul is relatively secure and that there is no active attack by the government on its own people all of that is seen by the government as a basis for saying the situation there is safe enough to resume deportations of people in germany who do not have the right to remain in germany and are from afghanistan now just to give you a sense of the numbers two hundred fifty five thousand people from afghanistan are currently in germany of those fifteen thousand are eligible for or required to be deported last year deportations have been suspended in no small degree because
there had been a bomb attack in kabul right in front of the german embassy now this represents a resumption of deportations and it's very much a political decision a decision that is being pushed hard by the chancellors but very in conservative sister party they are insisting that to deportations now should resume they say afghanistan needs its people to rebuild and therefore it's justified to deport but there are a lot of objections both from the social democrats the junior coalition partner and from a number of non governmental organizations here in germany as you mentioned bill and all this is happening in the context of a much broader discussion about asylum seekers and refugees in general in europe. chancellor angela merkel is digging her heels in and insisting on a euro unified european response to migration merkel met french president amenable
to call in outside berlin on wednesday to discuss euro zone reforms and solutions to europe's migration crisis the chancellor is facing a july first deadline set by her interior minister to secure a europe wide solution on the issue spite finding an ally in macross on an answer on migration has eluded americal for years. and that meeting coarsely place on tuesday i'm joined again by our political correspondent linda gray melinda chancellor merkel desperately needs broader support on migration or her government could collapse was mccaughan able to give her political life line. to some degree absolutely he gave her a ringing endorsement of her principle that we do need a multilateral an e.u. wide solution to the problem and he said as she does that countries like germany
should have the right to send refugees who are registered in another country the first european union country they enter those are the especially the countries on the southern perimeter of europe to send them back and say essentially that the dublin treaty that is supposed to regulate the registration and distribution of refugees should be enforced and it would require that the countries of first entry are the countries that register and process asylum applications however the treaty essentially has been suspended ever since the influx of twenty fifteen and the countries that the chancellor really needs to convince if she wants a broader european solution are the countries on the southern perimeter of europe that is not necessarily france france of course does have a mediterranean border but the key countries here are italy are greece possibly also spain they're the ones the chance is going to really need to work on some macross support is helpful but it's not going to get her all the way where she
needs to be by the end of this month well into thank you so much t w chief political correspondent mami crane. and migration remains a hot button issue in the u.s. as well anger is growing on both sides of the political aisle there as president trump defends his border policy of separating migrant children from their parents or than two thousand miners have been separated from their parents at the border since early may many are being confined in sealed camps and have little or no contact with their families now the transparency group pro publica has released in audio recording that apparently features solving central american children separated from their parents that has added fresh fuel to the fire. and i will note that.
children detained in cages calling for their parents this is the trumpet ministrations zero tolerance policy in action critics have likened the practice to torture opponents of the law interrupted a u.s. congressional hearing to demand an end to separating immigrant children from parents this is a policy and i'm just saying this this was a policy invented implemented and executed by president donald trump and i'm talking directly to my republican colleagues we need you to stand up to president quote from we need you to join us in telling him that we reject this mean policy. president donald trump has blamed the separation of families on democrats saying they're at fault for refusing to pass new immigration laws yet the zero tolerance
policy driving the separations was introduced under his own republican administration i have put in place a zero zero zero policy for you it's three on our southwest border if you cross the border lawfully then we will prosecute that so if you are modeling. then we will prosecute you for natural may be separated from you by law. as the sides trade blame in the debate over family separations the children in these detention centers are forced to cope with the new reality it could be months before they're reunited with their parents. looking at some other stories making headlines around the world today the united states has also withdrawn from the u.n. human rights council u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley announced the departure accusing the u.n. body of a quote chronic bias against israel haley admitted the u.s.
had failed to convince other member nations to reform what she described as a hypocritical and self-serving body north korean media say that country's leader kim jong un has thanked china for its support in last week's historic summit with u.s. president altro kim's two day trip to beijing is coming to an end today it was his third visit since march son of beijing was an influential role in the country's future and canada is on track to become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis the senate has approved a bill to permit the production and consumption of the drug for recreational use the bill had been a key campaign promise of prime minister just to go it's expected to come into effect in the coming months. at the soccer world cup in russia the host team have proved to be the surprise package of the tournament so far they look set to go
through to the knockout stage russia were the first team to play twice and last night's victory over egypt all but assured they will it bans an own goal put russia on the board first and open the floodgates then he's cherry chef later stored this his third goal in the tournament time him with just down a rinaldo for the turn and lead egypt's most converted penalty in his world cup debut but russia was the easy winner reward as. well it seems a group eight show the last ones to enter the fray the group is also one of the most intriguing of the world cup with no clear cut favorite their action kicked off on tuesday with two matches colombia clashed with japan in the early game and later poland faced off with senekal. senator poland so to start troikas this captain so badly want to ask inside your money is a letter at least one provider for e.t.s. agave nectar it's the first gold shortly before of time but it turned out to be an
own goal for poland's juggle china quiz deflection hits a ball into the net and a good second can often terrible back past present polish defense and after that it was all too easy for him by a neon at the alamar. poland could only manage a late consolation those who. have unjustly left no mark on this match why it's sunday goes to one success as the first win for a football match africa at this world cup. colombia i mean watch out some serves in the foot against japan after just three minutes carlos sanchez got sent off for handball and change account of a convergence ensuing penalty. columbia that looked back and forth and i'm talking to the level it's called before the break. but also of course safe today for japan when he knocked in a corner after seventy three minutes to one of the final score here as well.
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