In mid-March, the deportation of a Roma family - who had spent a large part of their life in Germany - failed only because the aircraft crew refused to carry out the deportation.
The Toska family has lived in Northeim in Lower Saxony for 20 years. As the Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine reports, the four underage children between the ages of eight and 17 who were supposed to be deported with their mother have lived exclusively in Germany since they were born.
Another son of the family, now of legal age, was born when his parents fled in Italy. Deportation proceedings are also ongoing against him. The immigration authorities asked him to go to Italy to prove his birth by collecting a copy of his birth certificate. He refused, however, on the grounds that he could only start such a trip if it was financed for him and he was guaranteed re-entry.
Six months earlier, the children's father had been deported to Kosovo through a SEK mission. The mother herself does not come from Kosovo, but from Slovenia, and thus has just as little reference to the country to which she is to be deported as the children born in Germany.