Hard to believe: With the approval of the federal government, Afghan refugees were allowed to bring their second wives and several children. Bigamy is actually prohibited in Germany. Of course, an exception has been made for expatriates. The taxpayer is happy to support them, right?
Two Afghans now live with their second wives in the Hochsorland district, even though polygamy is prohibited. The local immigration office confirmed this to “Westfalenpost”. These are two Afghan local employees who worked for Germany during the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The decision to reunite this family was made by the federal government.
In one case, the husband lives with his wife and three children and the other wife lives in a separate apartment with the other seven children. In the second case, the husband lives with both the wives and nine children.
After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in 2021, the German federal government promised to bring local workers to Germany. This commitment looks set to expand further. 30,000 Afghans have already entered the country, and another 14,000 who have been accepted are waiting for their visas. Five to seven relatives per person can be brought through family reunions. The entry program for Afghans has now resumed after a three-month pause due to suspected abuses. Green Foreign Minister Barbock wants to bring one thousand Afghans to Germany every month by 2025.
Traffic Light The government is thus promoting mass migration and ensuring that large families come to the country in large numbers. This is why sometimes the laws are weakened. In the case of the ban on bigamy, it is based on the fact that these marriages were concluded according to rules permitted in foreign countries – polygamy is permitted in many Islamic countries. It cannot be ruled out that in future third party women will also be allowed to enter the country. What is certain is that immigration into our social system continues and the traffic lights are doing nothing to stop it. In contrast, planned basic child support is likely to provide further incentives for immigration, especially for larger families.