Berlin attack: Merkel vows ‘national effort’ on deportation

by BBC.com  |  published on January 10, 2017

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised a new push to send home failed asylum seekers after Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri murdered 12 people.

She called for a “national effort” to ensure that anyone who had a right to protection was integrated while those denied it should leave.

Germany turned down Amri’s asylum bid in June but failed to deport him because Tunisia refused to accept him.

Ministers are preparing tougher rules for such cases in future.

The chancellor said the attack showed that the government had to “act faster, act correctly, not just to get stuck with announcements but also to show where it really stands”.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas believes the authorities should have the right to detain for an 18-month period individuals who are designated a threat to security and given a deportation order. More than 220 foreign suspects in Germany have reportedly been labelled as potential threats.

  • Jean Langford M.

    YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THIS “TWO FACED POLITICIAN MERKEL” WHO BROUGHT THE BUTCHER MUSLIM RAPIST BASTARDS IN –IN THE FIRST PLACE.” SHE IS LIKE A LIBERAL SNAKE THAT WILL TURN ON YOU IN A HEART BEAT…RELLY DUMB…STUPID.

  • justinwachin

    It sounds like election time is getting closer in Germany. Maybe Germans should ask why it took their chancellor so long to come to a common sense conclusion. Maybe Germans should ask if it would be wiser to vet asylum seekers before allowing them into the country.

  • Ken says

    If the German Citizens believe this line of BS from Angie they should be labeled DUMB. She is as honest and trustworthy as Obama and the USA knows he is Pinocchio Nose incarnet. She is only trying to scam the voters and promise what she has to so she can win the upcoming election. Then she will flip of the German Citizens and continue her destruction of the Country.

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