According to the Federal Government, 12,945 people were deported from Germany last year. At the same time, a total of 22,408 deportations failed before they were handed over to the federal police. This was mostly the case because the deportation request was cancelled by the Länder or there was no transfer to the Federal Police. A further 929 deportations failed after they had been handed over to the federal police, as can be seen from the federal government’s answer to a minor question by the AfD parliamentary group. After being handed over to the federal police, the deportations mostly failed due to passive resistance by the person to be deported (224 cases) or because people in charge of the aircraft refused to carry them (206 cases). In 90 cases, deportations could not be carried out for medical reasons. In 145 cases, the Federal Police refused to take over the person to be deported.
26,545 persons obliged to leave the country left voluntarily. 5,026 foreigners were deported by charter flights last year. 158 charter flights were operated from Germany. Destination countries included Egypt, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Persons who were deported in 2022 had stayed in Germany for an average of around 33 months before being deported. There are currently a total of 786 deportation and departure detention centres throughout Germany. Most of them are in Bavaria (284 places). The other states are North Rhine-Westphalia (175 places), Hesse (80 places) and Saxony (58 places). Not all federal states have places for deportation and detention pending departure. There are no such places in Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt, among others.
Border control is also a topic at the European Police Congress of the Behörden Spiegel. It will take place on the 3rd and 4th May in Berlin. Further information: www.european-police.eu.