Although German asylum procedures are dealt with more quickly than in the previous year, more and more people are fighting over it. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) announced that asylum seekers would go to court in court to hear the decisions of the authorities.
More than half (56.5 percent) of the Bamf decisions were submitted in the first half of 2018, as announced by the federal authority of Nuremberg on its website. In the previous year, the claim percentage was 49.8 percent.
In the meantime, however, the authority has also granted fewer applications: the recognition rate dropped from around 43 to almost 32 percent. In 2015 and 2016, the number of cases was considerably lower, because many refugees received protection status during this period.
70,700 asylum applications in the first half of 2018
The absolute number of asylum applications in the first half of 2018 was just below 70,700. In total, more than 300,000 decisions were submitted by the federal agency in 2017.
The Authority stresses that the high figures do not allow conclusions to be drawn with regard to the quality of asylum procedures – because the courts are right in most cases. Last year, 22 percent of Bamf decisions were annulled by the court. This corresponds to approximately 32,500 cases. In the first six months of this year, the number of cases in which the refugees had dropped the same dropped to 17.4 percent (15,200 cases).
In 37.8 percent of the approximately 87,800 court rulings in the first half of 2018, the federal office was confirmed. Approximately 45 percent of the procedures were carried out in another way, for example because the refugee left the process for other reasons or did not continue.
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