Stuttgart (dpa/lsw) - In the debate about the admission of new refugees, Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann expressed his doubts about the advantages of national arrival centers. "I can't see where there's a gain now, at least not spontaneously," said the head of government on Tuesday when the municipalities and districts called for the future distribution of people who had fled to be organized centrally and through the federal government. The procedures were already running through the state initial reception centers, said the Greens politician. In addition, five out of six refugees came from Ukraine and did not stay in the arrival centers at all.
In a joint paper that became known on Tuesday, municipalities, cities and districts appeal to the responsibility of the federal government and warn of declining acceptance by people. The three municipal umbrella organizations in Baden-Württemberg are calling for the municipalities to be relieved and the reception and distribution of refugees to be reorganized. Among other things, the federal government must register refugees in national arrival centers and distribute them to the federal states. There must also be checked more quickly whether they are allowed to stay at all. If this is not the case, they would have to be deported directly from the arrival centers, according to one of the twelve demands made by the municipal, city and district councils.