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German regions no longer want to accept Ukrainian refugees

21 April, 2024 Sunday
17:06

In Germany, due to high migration levels, some districts and municipalities have announced restrictions on accepting new refugees, including those from Ukraine

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This was stated by the president of the German Association of Districts (DLT) Reinhard Sager, Welt reports.

Given the continued high level of migration, German districts are again warning of excessive demands.

"Several districts and municipalities are overwhelmed by regular and irregular migration. Integration of all people is no longer possible. The problems are getting bigger and bigger," Sager said.

According to him, this is why the districts no longer want to accept refugees from Ukraine.

"With all the important solidarity with Ukraine, we are asking ourselves whether so many people from a country under attack by Russia need to come to us," he added, noting that the Baden-Württemberg region alone is home to twice as many Ukrainian refugees as the whole of France.

Instead, he suggested that Ukrainians stay in safe places in western Ukraine.

"Perhaps Poland would also be ready to accept more Ukrainian refugees if there was support from the EU," Sager said.

He admitted that the number of asylum seekers is falling, but "a real change in the trend" is not foreseeable. The numbers have always been declining in winter. In addition, despite the federal government's promises, it is unlikely that the number of deportations will increase significantly.

"Chancellor Olaf Scholz's autumn announcement that the state would "finally deport people en masse" was nothing more than a bitterly bitter pill, because it did not work," commented the DLT president.

On behalf of the districts, he called for "consistent protection of Germany's borders as long as the EU's external borders are so porous" to prevent migrants from entering the country without the prospect of asylum protection. He also suggested a "large-scale political debate," noting that more than 300,000 people a year cannot be accepted.

"It is not necessary to call it an upper limit, but a description of the dimension of what is available is necessary," Sager emphasized.

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