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Angela Merkel faces new rebellion over refugees
More than 40 MPs from Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party sign petition calling for Germany's borders to be closed to asylum seekers
Photo: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
The MPs’ petition calls for the border to be closed to asylum seekers “who wish to enter Germany illegally via a safe third country”.
In practice this would include almost all asylum seekers, as under the EU’s controversial Dublin rules refugees must claim asylum in the first member state they reach.
Germany is already turning away hundreds of migrants a day at its border with Austria under the rules because they want to travel through the country to claim asylum in Denmark or Sweden.
Mrs Merkel appeared to have seen off a rebellion with a triumphant speech at her party conference last month, in which she cast her decision to open Germany’s borders to refugees as a temporary crisis measure and pledged to reduce the numbers significantly.
But the Cologne attacks have reopened the debate and left her looking more isolated than ever.
Peter Tauber, the party’s general secretary, on Wednesday called for Germany’s states to deport 1,000 rejected asylum seekers a day.
His call came after it emerged that some of the suspects in the Cologne attacks were migrants whose asylum claims had been rejected, but had remained in Germany.
Currently the German authorities reject around 50 per cent of the 2,000 asylum claims they process each day. But the number who are actually deported is far lower.
“If one in two asylum claims is rejected on average, then the states have a duty to deport 1,000 rejected asylum seekers a day,” Mr Tauber told the Rheinische Post newspaper.
Photo: Warren Allott/The Telegraph
Last year, Germany was only able to deport around 30 per cent of rejected asylum seekers. By the end of November, only 18,363 had been deported.
Under German law, asylum seekers cannot be deported to countries where their lives may be in danger, such as Syria.
Many migrants destroy their passports in order to claim they are from Syria, making it hard to determine where they are from. Some countries refuse to accept the return of their citizens.
The mood in the party is “tense”, Mr Tauber said.
“There are many questions, and a clear expectation that we move forward. We’re working on it.”
But he defended Mrs Merkel’s refugee policy.
“It is still right that we should deal with this great challenge, but of course it can’t go on forever. That’s why we’re working to reduce the number of refugees noticeably,” he said.
“Hundreds of thousands accept the help gratefully, learn German and want to integrate. For those who don’t take that opportunity, the message is: ‘You can’t stay here’.”