The German birth rate is suddenly spiking or something. I knew you could do it, guys.
German officials say growing numbers of pregnant immigrant women are paying German men to pose as fathers so that they can qualify for residency.
German broadcaster RBB found up to 700 cases in Berlin alone. “There are many unreported cases,” said Ole Schröder, a top interior ministry official.
Some pregnant immigrant women are reported to have paid fake fathers and solicitors as much as €5,000 (£4,356; $5,628) to get paternity registered. Once that is done, the baby automatically becomes a German citizen and the mother has the right to stay.
“Wir haben teilweise Personen, die über zehn Vaterschaften annerkannt haben.”