A newly opened home for refugees in a poor area of Berlin has angered local residents and energized the far right. German politicians are now asking whether such facilities make sense.
Citing a lack of trust in media coverage, AfD parliamentarians have gone to Syria to assess the security situation for themselves. The party has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back Syrian refugees.
Last December, a German teenager was murdered by her former boyfriend, an Afghan refugee. The small town of Kandel has seen its streets hijacked by heated demonstrations of Germany's competing attitudes about migration.
The ex-informant, currently in jail for sexually abusing minors, will face trial for fraud in early April. Brandt was a key figure in the German neo-Nazi scene and linked to a series of racially motivated murders.
The incoming interior minister has said he has a "master plan for faster asylum procedures, and more consistent deportations." He also said there was a need for a strong state to protect Germany's liberal values.
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