Report: Rate of deportations stagnating in Germany (DW News, 2017)
DW News. 2017. “Report: Rate of Deportations Stagnating in Germany,” June 4. http://www.dw.com/en/report-rate-of-deportations-stagnating-in-germany/a-39110422.
Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported that, by the end of April, a total of 8,620 people had been sent back to their countries of origin after their asylum applications were rejected [in Germany]. The figures indicated a marked stagnation compared to last year, which saw a total of 25,375 deportations.
This year has also seen fewer rejected asylum applicants voluntarily return to their countries of origin. According to police figures, only 11,195 such voluntary return trips were approved during the first four months of the year.