Skip to comments.Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin’ [no ‘asylum’]
Posted on 01/19/2019 5:13:59 AM PST by Olog-hai
In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco along with Georgia in the Caucasus as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law.
As a result of the vote, it will be easier for German authorities to deport migrants from these countries who have arrived without visas.
The SPDs Helge Lindh said the move was necessary to remove false hope that citizens of the listed countries may have of applying for asylum or refugee status in Germany.
While the CDU/CSU and SPD ruling coalition supported the measure, representatives of the Greens and the Left parties spoke out against it. [ ]
According to police statistics, migrants from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria have been deemed more likely to commit crimes and acts of delinquency than migrants from war-torn regions like Iraq and Syria.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
Are the Germans finally getting a clue?
Frau Merkel seems to be losing her grip.
What was wrong with Georgia to start with?
Not that Georgia. They mean the one with the funny accent.
Geez, no-one wants Jimmy Carter.
(Yes, I know... not THAT Georgia.)
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