The number of migrants who can’t be deported from Germany has soared in the last year, according to the DW newspaper.
The paper revealed that the number of failed asylum seekers who could not be deported rose by 71% to 65,000 in 2017, up from the 38,000 who couldn’t be returned in 2016.
German authorities are apparently struggling to obtain the correct travel documents from the migrants countries of origin because the relevant embassies aren’t filling out the paperwork correctly (or at all).
An internal report from the German Interior Ministry says that India and Pakistan are particularly uncooperative when it comes to returning failed asylum seekers.
“Processing requests for replacement passports [is] slow or nonexistent, despite frequent visits to the embassy,” says the report.
Things just go from bad to worse for the beleaguered Angela Merkel. This news won’t go down well in CSU/AFD strongholds, where folk have long warned of the dangers of having an open door immigration policy.