Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) wants to make the regulations in connection with deportations much stricter. For example, persons who are subject to an enforceable obligation to leave the country may be detained longer in the future. This is provided for in a discussion draft of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). It is now to be discussed with the responsible persons in the federal states and the municipalities before the legislative process starts. Among other things, the paper proposes to extend the detention period from ten to 28 days. This should give the authorities more time to prepare deportations. The prerequisite for detention pending departure is that the person concerned has exceeded the time limit for departure and has repeatedly and continuously violated his or her obligations to cooperate. Detention pending deportation, which can last much longer than detention pending departure, must be considered separately. Both have to be applied for by the competent foreigners authority at court. And there are not enough places in either option. Detention pending departure usually takes place in the transit areas of large and medium-sized airports.
Furthermore, it is envisaged that police officers may also enter other rooms than those of the person or persons sought when searching for persons to be deported, e.g. in shared accommodation.