Migrants from Syria and Iraq almost never have their asylum applications rejected, but among those who do, only half actually leave Germany.
German AfD leader wants failed asylum seekers housed on islands
- The leader of Germany's right-wing populist AfD party has called for failed asylum seekers to be housed on islands outside Europe.
Frauke Petry also told Germany's Bild newspaper that the country's refugee office should be turned into an emigration bureau.
Her controversial new party has grown during Germany's migrant crisis.
Its Eurosceptic, anti-migrant message has propelled it to third place in opinion polls, behind the two parties in the governing coalition.(Excerpt) Read more at: bbc.com ...
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