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Germany deported just 13,000 migrants in 2022, still well below pre-pandemic years

Germany has announced that just under 13,000 illegal immigrants were deported in 2022, about half of the year before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman for the German Interior Ministry said the government had deported a total of 12,945 migrants from Germany in 2022 in response to a request for information. The number is only slightly higher than in 2021, which saw 11,982 deportations.

However, the number is a far cry from 2019, the year before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic that saw more than 22,000 deportations from the country, the European Union-funded InfoMigrants website relationships.

The number of expulsions includes migrants who have been sent back to their countries of origin, but also includes those sent to other EU member states and other signatories to the Dublin regulation, which stipulates that migrants can be expelled to the country in which they first attempted to seek asylum.

A report earlier this month revealed that Germany had attempted to send back nearly 70,000 migrants under Dublin rules, but was only successful in 6.05 percent of casesdeporting only 4,158 migrants.

The centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), former chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) noted that at least 50,000 migrants had received refused asylum in 2022 and the figure of 13,000 deportations was “too low”. .”

In total, some 304,300 people in Germany received deportation orders, but 248,100 were granted temporary stay with a tolerated residence permit or “duldung”.

In recent weeks, the European Union has sought to shift gears on expulsions and increase the number of successful expulsions from member states after last year saw a silent migration crisis in which illegal entries have passed about 330,000the highest since 2016.

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson spoke on the matter earlier this week saying: ‘Of course, those who are not fit to remain in the European Union must be returned to their country of origin’. and added that successful expulsions needed to be increased.

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