Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - 1,048 men and women were deported from Hesse last year. That is 115 people more than in the previous year, the Hessian Ministry of the Interior said at the request of the German Press Agency. According to the Central Register of Foreigners, more than 17,800 people who were required to leave the country were staying in Hesse at the end of 2022. At the refugee summit on Thursday, Hesse's Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU) called for stricter restrictions on illegal migration to Europe and Germany and found progress on the repatriation of dangerous people and criminals in particular to be necessary.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, only the nationality of the people concerned is recorded during deportations, but not to which country they are deported. However, the country of origin can also be a country according to the Dublin Regulation or in the so-called third-country procedure. According to the so-called Dublin rules, an asylum seeker must apply for asylum in the EU country in which he is first registered. With the third country regulation, a person cannot invoke the fundamental right to asylum if he enters via a third country that is considered safe. This is regulated in the Basic Law in Article 16a.
According to the ministry, the five most common nationalities of deported people are Turkey, Algeria, Albania, Afghanistan and Serbia. A so-called deportation stop is currently not ordered for any state in Hesse. However, due to the system-critical protests in Iran, the conference of interior ministers agreed to suspend deportations there until further notice. In some exceptional cases this does not apply. In the asylum procedure, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees decides on deportation bans in individual cases.
As of mid-February, there were 28 people in the Hessian detention center in Darmstadt. Foreigners living illegally in Germany can be arrested under strict criteria. A court must order that. Hesse recently significantly increased the capacity of this facility.