The German Parliament turned to the most difficult positions on migration, in particular, on asylum. The German Chamber approved a series of measures that speed up the deportation of asylum seekers, a measure defended and promoted by the same government, which is now in the hands of the Social Democrats. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said, “We will ensure that people who do not have the right to remain in our country are forced to leave as quickly as possible.” The minister added that deporting people who are denied the right to asylum in their countries of origin will free up resources for people who need to be taken into Germany. The German government estimates that these measures will allow 600 more people to be deported each year.
The new measures include giving police more powers to search for people ordered to leave the country, as well as to identify migrants. The maximum duration of detention for migrants denied asylum was also changed, from the current 10 days to 28. This is because it is intended to give the authorities more time to organize the expulsion.
The chancellor, Olaf Scholz, says: “Those fleeing war and terrorism can count on our support.” However, the big beneficiary of the approval of this measure is the far-right AfD party, which is rising in the polls as its authoritarian plans challenge large parts of the German population.
The Executive is against the extreme right
Despite approving measures that favor the discourse of the extreme right, the Executive of Scholz and other political forces continue the war in the face of the development of the extreme right, particularly the AfD. The German Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Habeck, assured that the extreme right wants to launch an attack “against the essence of the republic” and make Germany a state like the Russian one.
“What the authoritarian right wants is to launch an attack against the essence of the republic; it wants to make Germany a state like the Russian one,” he told local media a few days after a political meeting of the Alternative Party for Germany (AfD) with representatives of other far-right groups. In this meeting, according to a report from the investigative journalism platform Correctiv, plans were discussed to expel millions of foreigners from Germany and to withdraw the German sister nationality by adoption.