Migrants view on the family reunification in Poland15. 5. 13
The testimonies we are presenting do not directly correspond with the issues raised in the letter to the Ministry. However, it is necessary to note further relations, such as those stated by the Vietnamese migrant referring to the language difficulties of the Vietnamese population in Poland, which acknowledges the inadequacies in the offer of integration courses’ for third country nationals. Another example is the issue of cultural differences faced by this person and which to some extent determined a negative decision regarding prolonging residence permits for her children. The lack of cultural competences among public officers is an important problem, often raised by migrants when asked about their stay in Poland.
We also would like to present the story of an Iraqi student who got stuck in a deadlock between missing his family he cannot bring to Poland on the one hand and his obligation to the scholarship provider on the other. Hence, the author of the testimony admits to have many friends in Iraq who have declined the offer to study in Poland, due to the issue of family reunification, and chose other countries.
Herewith we are presenting stories of two migrants in different circumstances and from different countries who are facing the problem of reuniting with their families in Poland. Although they came from different places, they speak one voice with many other migrants – they want to be with their family.
Read the two articles prepared by migrants:
Home in Poland, kids in Vietnam by Young Woman
from Vietnam, who’d prefer to be anonymous
My Dream of Family Reunification by Maan Aubed
This article is one of the migrants’ contributions to the project Migration to the Centre.
The article has been written with support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the International Visegrad Fund. The article reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.