The start of a likely series of deportations of Afghans from Germany to their homeland after their asylum bids were rejected sparks controversy.
Months before Anis Amri rammed a truck into a crowded market, police warned he was planning an attack. Authorities ignored their calls for his deportation, saying such a move was legally impossible.
High school students in Cottbus are campaigning to save three new Afghan classmates from deportation. They say their new friends have become a "big part of our school community," and could be killed by Taliban back home.
The German government wants to toughen how it deals with asylum seekers, but critics and experts say that deportation is often cruel and costly. This issue made for a heated debate in the Bundestag on Thursday.
Two men who police believe planned an attack in the city of Göttingen have failed in their bid to avoid deportation. The Algerian and Nigerian will be repatriated to Africa despite both being born in Germany.
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