The number of deportations in the countries of the Maghreb has increased a newspaper report that in the past year, compared to 2017 by around 35 percent.

After Tunisia, 369 people have been deported (2017: 251), according to Algeria 678 (2017: 504), and Morocco, 826 (2017: 634), as the “Rheinische Post” (Friday), citing the Federal interior Ministry reported.

in Total, were deported in the last year of 1873 people in the three North African States (2017: 1389). In comparison to 2015 (135 deportations) have vervierzehnfacht the number almost.

last week, the Federal Council had postponed the decision on the classification of the three Maghreb countries and Georgia as “safe countries of origin” for asylum seekers for an indefinite period of time. As such, States are classified, where it is assumed that there are, in General, neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment. To allow for faster asylum decisions and deportations. The Bundestag approved the law already. It also requires the approval of the chamber of States to enter into force. This failed because of resistance from countries with green and left participation in Government.

Significant increases in deportations, the statistics of the Ministry of interior recorded in the comparison of 2017 to 2018 for Russia (from 184 to 422), Armenia (from 184 to 346), Afghanistan (from 121 to 284), India (from 32 to 212), the Gambia (from 31 to 144), and Ghana (from 84 to 210), the newspaper reported.

The former Minister of the interior Thomas de Maizière (CDU) had led in the spring of 2016, with the North African Maghreb States, discussions in order to facilitate deportations. It was the quick identification and procurement of the necessary documents for the obliged to leave the country.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.