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March 27, 2018

Number of undocumented migrants who cannot be deported increases in Germany

In 2017, the number of asylum-seekers and migrants in Germany, who were denied the right to stay in the country, increased. However, some of them cannot be deported to the countries of their origin due to the absence of necessary documents, Deutsche Welle informs. 

According to the internal report prepared by the German Interior Ministry, there were nearly 65,000 of them in the country by the end of 2017. 

It is more than 70 percent more in comparison with the end of 2016, when there were nearly 38,000 individuals, who were denied asylum and who were not deported to the countries of origin due to the absence of documents. 

The majority of these individuals are from India and Pakistan – 5,700 and 4,900 respectively. They are followed by those who arrived from Afghanistan (3,900) and Russia (3,800). Moreover, German authorities were not able to define citizenship of nearly 3,800 individuals without documents more. 

According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), nearly 26,000 migrants, who were denied asylum, were deported to the countries of their origin in 2017. The year before, their number was a little higher – 28,000 persons.