Almost 32,000 deportations failed in Germany in 2019


The number of failed deportations in Germany rose in 2019. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, 31,974 of 57,005 repatriations to the EU country responsible for the respective asylum procedure were canceled. 25,031 deportations and restitution, however, are said to have been successful.

In 29,029 cases, it failed last year due to the fact that the announced persons had not been handed over to the federal police by the state authorities. A further 2945 retransferments had to be canceled because the foreigner resisted or the pilot refused to take him with him. The Federal Ministry of the Interior announced on Monday on request.
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.

Implement deportations

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


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