The article begins: “Despite the German government’s best efforts to incentivize rejected asylum seekers to return home”. Perhaps it should begin: “Despite the German government’s best efforts to publicize the unlikely return of rejected asylum seekers to return home, many voters saw through the ploy prior to last October’s Bundestag elections and voted for the nationalist party, AfD.”
Despite the German government’s best efforts to incentivize rejected asylum seekers to return home, figures from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) revealed on Thursday that the number of voluntary repatriations almost halved in 2017, compared to the year before.
According to German daily Die Welt, fewer than 28,000 failed asylum seekers voluntarily returned to their countries of origin this year, compared to the more than 50,000 who agreed in 2016.
Figures also showed that the number of deportations had also decreased — from more than 25,000 in 2016 to just over 22,000 this year.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany immigration infowar
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).