Merkel Urges Deportation of Failed Asylum-Seekers

Berlin, – German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged authorities to accelerate the deportation of foreigners who are denied asylum.

“The most important thing in the coming months is repatriation, repatriation and once more, repatriation,” Merkel told the conservative members of parliament.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that 21,000 people had been repatriated last year and 35,000 in the first seven months of this year. He wants to repatriate at least 100,000 this year.

Source: Qatar News Agency