In 2017, the number of migrants leaving Germany should greatly increase, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview to Bild am Sonntag newspaper. It was reported by "Korrespondent".
According to him, this year the figure has grown largely due to the simplification of procedures for voluntary departure. It is planned to allocate additional EUR 40 million for these purposes, the minister added.
In addition, de Maiziere reiterated its proposal to limit access to social benefits, and to accelerate the deportation of migrants whose identity is difficult to establish, and which do not provide assistance in this procedure.
De Maiziere also said that the regime of intensified border control on the border with Austria, which expires in February 2017, will be extended "for many months." Earlier, he called the border "a critical area of illegal migration to Germany."
As previously reported, the president of Germany urged not to succumb to hatred because of the terrorist attack in Berlin.