How Germany tightens its immigration policy to deport asylum seekers faster

How Germany tightens its immigration policy to deport asylum seekers faster

In recent years, Germany has faced a significant increase in the number of asylum seekers, prompting the government to seek measures to tighten its migration policy and speed up the deportation process for those who have been denied the right to asylum.

Increase in asylum applications in Germany

Last year, Germany experienced a more than 50% increase in asylum applications, which has strained the capacities of local authorities to process and handle the influx of Ukrainian refugees.

Faced with this situation, the government has taken the decision to take stricter and more effective measures to expedite the deportation process for those who do not have the right to stay in the country.

Measures to expel more quickly

With the aim of speeding up the deportation process for asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected, the German Parliament approved a series of measures that will provide more powers to the police to search for people with deportation orders and facilitate the identification of migrants.

In addition, the maximum length of detention before deportation will be extended from 10 to 28 days, allowing authorities more time to organize deportations.

Benefits and criticisms of the new measures

The government argues that these measures will allow 600 additional expulsions to be carried out each year, thus freeing up resources for the people Germany has to take in. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser emphasized that people fleeing war and terrorism will still be supported by the country.

However, human rights associations have criticized these new provisions, arguing that proportionality in the deportation process is not guaranteed.

Impact on politics and polls

These measures have also had an impact on German politics, especially on the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany) party, which has seen a sharp rise in the polls.

The tightening of migration policy may be related to this trend, as it reinforces the anti-immigration and anti-refugee stances that the party advocates.

Conclusions

In summary, Germany has decided to take stricter and more effective measures to deport asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected. These measures include providing more powers to the police to search for people with deportation orders, extending the maximum length of detention before expulsion, and streamlining the process of identifying migrants.

While these measures are intended to free up resources for the people Germany has to take in, they have also generated criticism from human rights associations. It is important to continue to monitor how this migration policy develops and its impact on German society.