ADVERTISEMENT

Govt speeds up deportation of failed asylum seekers

The nation has tightened its deportation laws in the wake of a political backlash after it admitted about 890,000 refugees

Germany has deported a number of Afghan nationals to the war-battered country, drawing protests from rights groups

The flight from the Bavarian capital of Munich brought the number of rejected Afghan asylum seekers to be flown out of Germany since December to 92.

The Bavarian Interior Ministry said the rejected asylum seekers included single unmarried men, some of whom had committed a criminal offence in Germany.

Report says Germany has for years been slow to deport failed asylum seekers.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, the nation has tightened its deportation laws in the wake of a political backlash after it admitted about 890,000 refugees, mainly people fleeing wars in the Middle East and Africa, in 2015.

A series of high-profile crimes involving migrants, including terrorist attacks, has also boosted demand for deportations.

In addition to Bavaria, six other German states, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Rhineland-Palatinate, have also stepped up moves to send home failed asylum seekers.

“I have no idea why they stopped my asylum application,’’ Obaid Ros, who was on Tuesday’s flight to Kabul said, saying that he had lived in Germany for seven years, repairing computers.

According to the 24-year-old Ros, there is no security, no work, no life in Afghanistan, adding that he would try again to go back to Germany.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, Bavaria’s hardline Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said that the rejected asylum seekers would be returned to secure Afghan provinces currently not caught up in any fighting.

Enhance Your Pulse News Experience!

Get rewards worth up to $20 when selected to participate in our exclusive focus group. Your input will help us to make informed decisions that align with your needs and preferences.

I've got feedback!

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Boko Haram abducted Chibok girls 10 years ago — Nigeria learned nothing from it

Boko Haram abducted Chibok girls 10 years ago — Nigeria learned nothing from it

Barefooted man and woman cuddle throughout 4-hour flight — people are angry about it

Barefooted man and woman cuddle throughout 4-hour flight — people are angry about it

You had me at 20 years old - Sowore pays tribute to his mum on 73rd birthday

You had me at 20 years old - Sowore pays tribute to his mum on 73rd birthday

Police arrest 20 suspected Yoruba nation agitators for invading Oyo Assembly complex

Police arrest 20 suspected Yoruba nation agitators for invading Oyo Assembly complex

Minister assures northerners that Tinubu has their best interests in mind

Minister assures northerners that Tinubu has their best interests in mind

Gunmen attack Benue APC guber aspirant, abduct wife, maid

Gunmen attack Benue APC guber aspirant, abduct wife, maid

My govt has come to break the chains that have held Rivers behind - Fubara

My govt has come to break the chains that have held Rivers behind - Fubara

23 inmates bag university degrees at Enugu Custodial Centre

23 inmates bag university degrees at Enugu Custodial Centre

Police arrest officer who threatened civilians with AK-47 in viral video

Police arrest officer who threatened civilians with AK-47 in viral video

Pulse Sports

Alex Iwobi makes Premier League history which Mikel, Yakubu, Kanu could not achieve

Alex Iwobi makes Premier League history which Mikel, Yakubu, Kanu could not achieve

Like Michael Jordan - Details of Victor Osimhen’s ‘superhuman’ jump against Monza emerges

Like Michael Jordan - Details of Victor Osimhen’s ‘superhuman’ jump against Monza emerges

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT