Migration and RepatriationEnlarge image A refugee holding a German national flag walks through a field during a protest demanding the opening of the borders at the border line between Greece and FYROM, at the refugee camp of Idomeni, 11 April 2016. Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece following the closure of the borders of the Balkan route and after the implementation of the migration agreement between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS | (© picture alliance / dpa)
Increasing numbers of people obliged to leave Germany:
Almost 9300 people obliged to leave Germany were repatriated to their countries of origin from January to April 2016.
More than 20,000 people returned voluntarily to their countries of origin over the same period.
Anyone who wants to flee to Germany and Europe should know:
Legal migration to Germany is only possible under certain conditions. The asylum procedure is not a means of achieving this end.
Anyone who enters Germany illegally in search of work and a better life will not be allowed to stay.
Rejected asylum-seekers will be deported, receive long-term travel bans for the Schengen area and must pay their deportation costs themselves.
Do not trust human traffickers! People who travel to Europe and Germany illegally are putting their lives at risk. Human traffickers belong to organised crime networks and make false claims. Be careful not to allow yourself or your family to go into debt!