Germany to deport 94,000 asylum seekers from Balkans

Germany will deport 94,000 asylum seekers from the Balkans and ban them from entering again, said Manfred Schmidt in an interview with Die Welt.

Source: Tanjug

The reason is that Balkan countries have been declared safe from political persecution and that the persons in question are "mostly economic, that is, social immigrants," the Zagreb-based daily Vecernji List is reporting.

Almost all of them will, along with the decision rejecting their asylum application, receive another banning them from re-entering and staying in Germany, said the president of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

The background to these measures is the reform of the German law on residence, allowing only those well integrated and those who have residence permits to stay still in Germany, Schmidt, who believes asylum seekers should not be given the monthly allowance of 143 euros, said.

On the other hand, the return to their countries of those who do not meet requirements for a residence permit will be accelerated. A foreigner who is expelled or deported will not be able to enter Germany again for five years, he said.

German MPs from the ranks of conservatives have also called for additional measures to dissuade people of the Balkans from seeking asylum in Germany.


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