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Not all Afghan migrants can expect stay in Germany: minister

Not all Afghan migrants can expect stay in Germany: minister

Nov 11, 2015 - 21:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): German interior minister Thomas de Maizière has said not all refugees from Afghanistaninfo-icon could expect to stay in the country and the applicants would be judged on a case-by-case basis.

German officials argue that Afghanistan is not universally unsafe, so not all migrants should be granted asylum.

In trail through the Balkans, about 64,000 Afghans were registered entering Greece in October, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, second only to Syrians and more than double the 27,500 who were registered the month before.

About 67,000 Afghans have entered Germany seeking asylum this year, almost half of them last month alone, officials said. De Maizière has said that the arrival of so many members of Afghanistan’s middle class was “unacceptable.”

Officials in Germany also note that the country has had troops in Afghanistan for 14 years and has poured more than two billion euros, or about $2.15 billion, into civilian projects.

German officials had suggested that those efforts fulfill Germany’s commitment to care for those in need, meaning it should not necessarily have to shelter Afghans in Germany, too. Many ministers agreed that, to deport those refugees (Afghans) they are rejected.  


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