In Germany asylum requests soar – BAMF

August 13, 2018 | Brainwave Science


Nasibullah S., a 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker in Germany was deported to Afghanistan on July 3, 2018 although his asylum procedure was still ongoing.  On July 3, 2018according to Nasibullah, “The police came to my room,” he says. “I told them, but I have an appointment in court soon, I need to talk to my lawyer, but the police said, ‘Your lawyer can not help you either.’”

On August 13, 2018 he was back in Germany landed at Berlin-Tegel airport and according to German Federal Police was received by a colleague of his lawyer. According to details published, Nasibullah S has lived in Germany since 2015 and was deported from Munich to Kabul on July 3 together with 68 other Afghans on a charter flight. In Germany according to the law regarding asylum seekers, “Because of an ongoing procedure at the administrative court Greifswald, the 20-year-old should not have been deported.”  In a news report titled, “After deportation: BAMF wants to bring Afghans back” it says, “The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) wants to bring back an illegally deported asylum seeker from Afghanistan. “The BAMF wants to initiate the necessary steps for the retrieval,” said the spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Eleonore Petermann. For this purpose, the authority is in contact with the lawyer of the asylum seeker, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and with the German embassy in Kabul.”

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) had admitted errors of the authorities at the deportation. According to Seehofer, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees misclassified the identity of the man.

Nasibullah S. is worried he might be deported back to Afghanistan on his return. He does not want to think about it at the moment. “My plan is: I want to study and work in Germany to rest.” Whether that succeeds is completely open.


Some 40 percent of asylum-seekers in Germany did not have identity documents in 2016, in 2017 the number dropped to 35 percent, according to the newspaper reports. During the process of determining whether a person is granted asylum in Germany, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) is required to establish the applicant’s identity. BAMF’s work identifying asylum-seekers has come under heavy criticism. Anis Amri, who killed 12 people by driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in 2016, was known to authorities under 14 different identities.

While there are hundreds and thousands of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe at this time it is not hard to imagine the challenge faced by European authorities including Germany’s The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to ensure that they maintain peace and security in the country and ensure all proper procedures are followed regarding migrants or asylum seekers.  Security experts agree that the biggest challenge of mass immigration is the ability to screen out malefactors at the point of arrival. The current biometric systems used at the borders, such as retinal scan and fingerprints can only go so far. When documents are missing, or prior biometric information of the person is missing, the current systems can’t provide efficient and clear intelligence.

Why iCognative?

In recent past Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has faced several issues because of the problem of determinations of who is allowed to stay and who has to go – is already perceived by the majority of German citizens as highly complex and not very transparent. With lack of sufficient documents to prove their identities it is difficult to ensure how an asylum application be approved.

iCognative technology provided only by Brainwave Science and its specific screening application can very well be the silver bullet to cure this situation. iCognative by Brainwave Science is designed to offer a powerful specific screening solution for border agents, immigration officers, and customs officials. Created with performance and practicality in mind, iCognative is meant to detect concealed information of any individual who causes suspicion or has been identified as a highly suspect individual with a past criminal history.

In the specific case of 20-year-old Afghan student Nasibullah S., BAMF can use iCognative test to determine if he has any intentions and plans to carry out harm against German security and hurt innocents. Using all the information collected by the investigations of German Federal Police or investigations agencies a iCognative specific screening test can be conducted on any person of interest to investigators. Case investigation details such as reports of suspicious movements, reports from classmates of change in behavior, specific codes used for communications, misleading information submitted to BAMF and Federal police, residence pictures and contacts in other countries that are collected by intelligence agencies etc. can be used as stimulus for conducting the test. When these details in the form of words, phrases or images are flashed on a monitor the brain of the person will reveal whether that specific information that would otherwise be known only to a sympathizer of specific organization or gang cannot be hidden. Humans lie, brains don’t. With iCognative by Brainwave Science investigators can scientifically, accurately, and objectively detect what a person knows or does not know regarding a crime, specific training or expertise, or other information of interest.

iCognative scientifically, accurately, and objectively detects what an asylum applicant knows or does not know regarding a crime, specific training or expertise, or other information of interest. With power of Brainwave Science’s iCognative specific screening BAMF and German Interior Ministry can dramatically transform the question of whether to accept a specific asylum seeker or not when documents are not in place.

Source: Deutsche Welle
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