German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that her cabinet wants to accelerate the repatriation procedures for failed asylum seekers from Tunisia.
More than half of failed asylum seekers allowed to stay in Europe
- MORE than half of failed asylum seekers are being allowed to stay in Europe indefinitely because of the continent's shambolic border controls, it emerged today.
Just 42 per cent of economic migrants are being kicked out of EU member states even though authorities have determined they have no legal right to be there.
But critics said the figures were an example of the EU's "incompetence" on asylum issues, adding that failing to tackle economic migration erodes public confidence to the detriment of genuine refugees.
The shock statistics, revealed by the head of the Brussels border force, will also make uncomfortable reading for Angela Merkel, who today came under pressure to introduce a migration cap in Germany.(Excerpt) Read more at: express.co.uk ...
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- The leader of Germany's right-wing populist AfD party has called for failed asylum seekers to be housed on islands outside Europe.
- Migrants from Syria and Iraq almost never have their asylum applications rejected, but among those who do, only half actually leave Germany.
- Finland expects to expel around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum seekers it received in 2015, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.
- Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, the country's interior minister has announced.
- A special commission in the northern German city of Braunschweig will investigate over 300 cases of fraud committed by asylum applicants..
- A VIOLENT asylum seeker allegedly attacked a German official with a knife after being told he will be deported from the country.
- A mentally ill asylum seeker stormed a Nativity play stage, frightening its young cast by gesticulating wildly, then preached from the Koran.