Around two thirds of the deportations of asylum seekers from Germany fail. According to the federal government, 12,945 deportations were carried out last year. However, 23,337 deportation measures could not have been carried out.
This emerges from a response from the federal government to a request from the Union faction in the Bundestag, from which the "Welt am Sonntag" quotes and which is also available to the German Press Agency. Reasons for the failed deportations were, among other things, canceled flights or the absence of the people concerned on the day of departure.
The Union's domestic policy spokesman in the Bundestag, Alexander Throm (CDU), told the newspaper: "Germany is in the worst migration crisis since 2016. A successful repatriation policy must be a priority in the federal and state governments." Throm accused the traffic light coalition of not having implemented any of their "repatriation offensive". He referred to the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. It says: "Not every person who comes to us can stay. We are launching a repatriation offensive to implement departures more consistently, in particular the deportation of criminals and people who are dangerous."
As of December 31, according to the Central Register of Foreigners, there were a total of 304,308 people in Germany who were legally obliged to leave the country, of which 248,145 had a Duldung.