Africans who have entered Germany without permission remain permanently in the country, Die Welt reports. This, regardless of whether their application is denied or if another country is actually responsible for them.
Last year, Germany’s migration office made decisions on 129,251 asylum applications from Africans. Out of 129,251 applications, 86,913 were denied.
The Federal Office therefore rejected the applications as unfounded or closed the case – for example, because another EU state was responsible for the applicant. A total of 3,270 people were deported to 55 African states, statistics say.
Thus, approximately only one in 25 negative asylum decisions leads to a successful deportation. In addition, Germany deported around 2,000 Africans to other EU countries under Dublin regulations. The most significant number were deported to Italy.