×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: EU | Germany | Merkel | Migrants

Teen Refugee Who Wept at Merkel Remark Wins Longer Stay

Saturday, 26 December 2015 03:06 PM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A teenage Palestinian asylum seeker who broke down in tears after a blunt remark from Chancellor Angela Merkel has won permission to stay in Germany for another year.

Germany's Bild newspaper reported that Reem Sahwil and her family had received an extension through March 2017 due to good integration into society. Bild cited unnamed immigration officials in the town of Rostock in northeast Germany.

During a town hall-style meeting in July, Merkel brought the 14-year-old to tears after she said her family had been waiting four years for permanent residence status.

Merkel told her Germany can't accommodate everyone, but outlined her government's desire to speed up asylum applications. Merkel's remark and awkward attempt to comfort the girl was criticized by opposition politicians, but she later said she appreciated Merkel's honesty.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Europe
A teenage Palestinian asylum seeker who broke down in tears after a blunt remark from Chancellor Angela Merkel has won permission to stay in Germany for another year.Germany's Bild newspaper reported that Reem Sahwil and her family had received an extension through March...
EU,Germany,Merkel,Migrants
133
2015-06-26
Saturday, 26 December 2015 03:06 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved