We are the group named «respect»: a group of women, especially migrants from Latin American countries. Today, we are here to tell you that in this country many women live in illegality, many women who clean houses and look after children. Women with no residence status are not included in the statistics. We are women who work every day but cannot go on holiday, cannot go to a language school, cannot rent an apartment and who have no right to health care.
But we are here, we live among you and we contribute to the economy of this country. Thanks to our work, many German women from the middle class can work while we look after their children. We also care for the elderly, and thanks to our work, many offices and apartments are clean.
We are here to protest against deportations and deportation centers. And we protest against the criminalization of refugees and illegalized persons.
We want to tell you that no one is illegal. We say that the right to demand asylum is a human right, and we do not let it divide us. We will fight for our rights, refugees and migrant women together. We are here because there is a history of colonialism, the consequences of which we suffer to this day. We are here, and will continue to come, just as your companies come to our countries. We will not let walls and borders stop us!
We are here, and fight for precisely the human rights that Germany and Europe so loudly defend and propagate: the right to live in dignity, the right to health and the right to live in peace!
Life in illegality makes you sick, living in a refugee camp makes you sick, and deportation centers make you sick!
We are currently in an alliance called Solidarity City. Refugees, illegalized people and antiracist Germans have jointly launched a campaign: access to health care for undocumented people and a humane health care for refugees.
We have enough of racism and injustice!
Stop deportations, no one is illegal!