The start of a likely series of deportations of Afghans from Germany to their homeland after their asylum bids were rejected sparks controversy.
Germany will continue to deport certain applicants home to Afghanistan if they are rejected for asylum. Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-wing Christian Democratic Union support the plan, German media report.
Vastly outdated data, EU citizens listed as needing to leave Germany: Just some of the mistakes that pepper the database, the commissioner for refugee management said. And the resulting consequences could be serious.
After eight grueling weeks away Bivsi Rana has arrived back in Germany, the place she calls home. Greeted by fellow classmates at the airport, she appeared happy to be among familiar faces.
The debate on deporting criminal foreigners from Germany has intensified after a deadly knife attack in Hamburg. The 26-year-old Palestinian assailant had been pegged for deportation, and was a known Islamist.
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