Dresden – The influx of migrants to Saxony has been increasing for months – especially via the Balkan route. Free State and municipalities send SOS. Recording capacities are exhausted. But Saxony’s cries for help go unheeded.
Saxony’s Interior Minister Armin Schuster (61) spoke plainly at a CDU event, calling for the asylum turnaround for Germany.
► This includes the consistent protection of the European external borders and the expansion of the list of safe countries of origin. When asked by BILD, Schuster mentioned above all Tunisia, Georgia, Algeria and Morocco.
Schuster also suggested “carrying out a preliminary asylum check with an EU-BAMF at the external borders” – coupled with readmission agreements based on the model of the EU-Turkey deal.
In view of the 56,000 Ukraine refugees and thousands of migrants who are coming to Saxony via the Balkan route – as well as various special programs, such as for refugees from Afghanistan, Schuster is calling for all special programs for the admission of refugees to be “at least suspended”.
Schuster to BILD: “Otherwise, the system of humanity and order of the past years threatens to get out of joint.”
In the end, according to the interior minister, border controls with the Czech Republic and Poland would also be an option as a last resort – if our neighbors simply continue to pass refugees through.