Yuser Alsalkini must leave Germany and apply for asylum in Italy. The Dublin Regulation requires her to apply for asylum in her country of entry, which, in her case, was Italy.
The Syrian suspect behind the hostage situation at Cologne's central train station was reportedly due to be deported in 2015. German authorities have been accused of dropping the ball.
German churches used their asylum agreement with the government to protect nearly 500 people from deportation in the first quarter of 2018. The far-right AfD is currently criticizing humanitarian actions by churches.
A refugee NGO in Italy is hoping that the country's new populist government will fail to implement the hardline immigration reforms promised during the election campaign. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Rome.
Diana Namusoke and Success Johnson fled violence and discrimination back home in Africa, only to be caught up in Germany's messy asylum system. Luisa Rollenhagen reports from Berlin.
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