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Hello. I am a registered sex offender in the united states. I am discriminated against for housing and jobs. Several sex offenders in my town suffered targeted assault/attempted murder at the hands of a local vigilante because they are on the public sex offender registry. I know one of these individuals personally.

I am being denied income, housing, and safety by the government and/or its allowing and encouraging private individuals to do so. The US government itself openly discriminates in hiring felons. Would I qualify for asylum in Germany?

I was hoping to claim German citizenship through heritage, but my grandmother was married when she had my mother so I do not believe I qualify. Is this correct?

Germany only grants asylum to victims of political or religious persecution or people who are persecuted because of their race or sexual orientation. It would be a stretch to try to apply this to people who are being treated differently/worse because of criminal acts committed.

I am sympathetic to your situation - I have written an MA thesis in philosophy on the disenfranchisement of ex-felons in the US: - but this is not what asylum law is for.

As to German citizenship by descent, I would need to know the exact timeline of who was born when and where, who married whom when and where, who moved to where when, who applied for US citizenship or got naturalized when and why. This goes a bit beyond what I can do for free, but if you mail me one of the books from my wishlist - - or send a donation through Paypal, I'll be happy to look into that after receiving the required information.

If you want to get an overview of German citizenship by ancestry, you may check out my FAQ on the subject: The many questions and answers in the comments already answer most questions.

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Andreas Moser


Extensive experience in international family law, especially international child abductions and child custody cases. All other areas of German law as well: constitutional law, criminal law, business and contract law, immigration law, inheritance law, and so on.


Lawyer in Germany from 2002 to 2009. Lawyer for US Army JAG Corps before. Bar-certified specialisation in family law and in administrative law. Articles and lectures about international and domestic family law.


2000 Law Degree from University of Regensburg, Germany 2002 admitted to the bar (until 2009) 2013 MA Philosophy at the Open University, UK

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