Video below emerged online May 14 showing a Nigerian woman who said she was arrested by German police at night and deported to Nigeria. The woman was allegedly ‘offloaded’ by Germany at the Murtala Muhammed airport, Nigeria with no where to go. She is crying for help from the public, saying she is stranded in Lagos.
In the video, the mother of three says that her children were born in Germany. She said that German immigration officials came to her place at night (2am), handcuffed her, and put in the plane straight to Nigeria.
When the interviewer asked to know what crime she committed that made them deport her, she said she did nothing, and that they said she did not produce her Nigerian passport. The woman said she doesn’t know why they also deported her children who she said were all born in Germany.
This is just her own side of the story. It is unclear why she was deported if she was living in Germany legally with no crime.
Watch the video below
A new video emerged online May 16. In the new video, the woman said she gave birth to one of the kids in Italy and two in Germany. Watch the video below
Birth in Germany. What does the law say?
Children born on or after 1 January 2000 to non-German parents acquire German citizenship at birth if at least one parent::
- has a permanent residence permit and
- has been residing in Germany for at least eight years.
To retain German citizenship, such children are required to take affirmative measures by age 23, after which their German citizenship otherwise expires. These affirmative measures may include proof of the applicant’s link to Germany, as evidenced by at least one of the following:
- Resided in Germany for at least eight years during their 21 first years of life
- Has attended a school in Germany for at least six years
- Has graduated from a school in Germany
- Successfully finished vocational/ professional training in Germany
Applicant fulfill these requirements in the vast majority of cases. If not, the applicant can alternatively prove they hold no foreign citizenship other than in a European Union member nation or a nation such as Morocco, Nigeria, or Iran whose domestic law provides that its citizenship cannot be lost.
Parents who are citizens of European Economic Area states or Switzerland are eligible to receive permanent resident permits after five years.