“To speed up procedures”: Faeser reduces asylum seeker checks

“To speed up proceedings”
Faeser reduces asylum seeker screening

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The federal and state governments want to limit irregular migration. Asylum procedures should also become faster. Interior Minister Faeser implemented the decisions a few days later: the responsible authority was instructed by email to relax the rules for checking asylum seekers.

According to a media report, in order to speed up the asylum process, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wants to forego the more intensive checks on migrants. According to a report in the “Bild” newspaper, security checks in particular should be reduced. The newspaper refers to an email from the SPD-led ministry to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), in which the austerity measures are listed individually.

According to this, fewer ID cards or documents will be checked in the future. According to the report, even if there is no passport, the smartphone check that was previously used to determine nationality is no longer necessary. Research in EU computers on asylum seekers’ entries will also be thinned out, statistics on educational levels will no longer be compiled, and language and dialect recognition will only take place in individual cases.

“Safety continues to be a priority”

“The BAMF, in coordination with the BMI, is implementing measures to speed up asylum procedures,” “Bild” quoted a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry as saying. However, security “continues to be a high priority”. The Interior Ministry also ordered by email to suspend the return of Dublin cases to Greece. The reason, according to the report: The Mediterranean country rejects more than 95 percent of the requests anyway.

On Tuesday night, after hours of negotiations, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the 16 Prime Ministers decided on a comprehensive package to control migration and curb illegal immigration. With reference to the more than 300,000 new asylum applications expected this year, the decision states that irregular migration is increasingly becoming a problem, especially in terms of accommodation and integration. The package provides for accelerated procedures for asylum seekers, fewer benefits and more deportations. The Union criticized the resolutions as insufficient.

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