The Federal Cabinet approved the new immigration law of the CSU interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Wednesday and as a “particularly urgent“ parliamentary. The Bundestag, it should break before the summer, so up to 30. June, to say goodbye. But what the new law regulates? The important facts at a Glance.


The “- Ordered-to-return-a law” relates to people whose asylum applications were rejected, and were also able to obtain court no asylum. The goods in February 2019, more than 240,000 people. The largest part of them will be tolerated, not least because of the unclear identity. The new law requires, in the determination of their identity. You will be required to obtain travel documents. If they refuse and escape, you can be up to 14 days in detention.


the normally provided facilities in the Federal territory are not present, are to be housed deportation candidates in prison. Critics of the three-year temporary system fault, so that the separation between asylum and criminal law will be repealed. Deportation is generally easier in securing a detention order. The notion of escape is extended danger: evidence that such could, in the future criminal offences or the Lack of a fixed address.

Seehofer defended Orderly return of the law against criticism from the countries


An Exit pickup denied, the hearing of an Embassy of his country of origin, may in the future be in “participation in prison”. From prison he can then be brought directly to the diplomatic mission, in preparation for deportation.

New toleration status

Seehofer’s draft law provides for the so-called identity deceiver the new Status of a “tolerance for persons with unknown identity”. A refugee has no valid passport or passport substitute, he must do everything possible to get to a staff document. He does not, he faces a fine. He may also receive a work ban or a certain residence required.


So-called intensive offender should receive a life-long re-entry ban. They can’t be deported, there should be a Monitoring and reporting conditions.

social services

refugees, which has already been adopted by another EU member state international protection to be granted, would not be entitled to social security benefits, but only a one-time travel allowance to return to the other EU country. Even those who seat in its residential edition’s non-compliance of his asylum application to be delayed or funding hiding, get services cut.


government employees, the warn asylum seekers against deportation, Seehofer’s draft law, according to which in the future is punishable by law. Staff members of refugee groups and journalists are not to be followed Seehofer, though. According to the aid organisation Pro ASYL, you could be accused of the aid.

Review of the asylum procedure

The deadline for the rule review of the asylum decisions of the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 will be from three to up to five years extended. As long as an already granted asylum status can be taken, theoretically, there and back again.

benefits for asylum seekers

A draft of the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) leads the bottom line is that state benefits for asylum seekers to be reduced, except in the age group of six – to 13-Year-olds. For example, the power supply is to be made in the future as a benefit in kind, not as money aid. Also asylum seekers living in communal accommodation, to get less money.

integration classes

in the Future to participate in another design salvation according to all the refugees, those allowed to stay, language-related, after nine months in Germany in an integration course or a vocational course unless they are registered with the Federal employment Agency as a jobseeker. So far, this is only open to those with good prospects of remaining. This applies to Syria, Eritrea, Somalia, Iran and Iraq.

For Tolerated, up to a small group with no access to language assistance had to be opened after six months of tolerating the work-related German courses. This is also true for those who have to live in the so-called anchor-centres (arrival, decision-making and return facilities).


foreigners in Germany, many benefits and measures for the vocational promotion is open to only a limited extent. Previous conditions, such as the nationality and Status or the duration of the stay, not in the future apply. This applies not only to refugees, but also other EU nationals.

ivi / AFP