For comparison: Around 57,000 people should also be deported from Germany in 2018. At the time, this was achieved in around 26,000 cases.
One reason for the high number of failed deportations in the view of the Federal Ministry of the Interior is the insufficient number of detention centers. Most federal states would not have made use of the possibility created last year to temporarily create deportation detention centers – also spatially separated – in prisons.
Before taking office as Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer had announced that he wanted to ensure that more foreigners would actually have to leave Germany if the authorities had ordered their deportation.
With financial support from the federal government, 13,105 people left Germany last year. Above all, money should be used to encourage rejected asylum seekers and foreigners whose asylum proceedings are still pending to leave the country. Accordingly, more than 9,400 returnees left without using this help.
mka / gs / dpa