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Source: CDU CSU


Asylum policy is and will remain a federal matter

As the EU asylum agency Easo announced, the number of asylum seekers in Europe rose sharply in June. The EU border protection agency Frontex also confirms this trend. According to media reports, it recorded 8,650 illegal border crossings in July, around a third more than in June. At the same time, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer sees himself in criticism because he has spoken out against the voluntary admission of additional refugees by the federal states of Berlin and Thuringia. The deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group Thorsten Frei explains:

“In June the number of asylum seekers in Europe was around 31,500, which is significantly higher than during the peak of the corona pandemic. Especially when the number of refugees is rising again, as is now the case: We have to regulate and control nationwide who can and cannot come to Germany. I fully support the position of Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer. Anything else is incompatible with the basic principles of German residence law. In addition, the states would create facts that affect the Federal Republic as a whole: Those who find protection here are not necessarily permanently bound to the state that originally took them over during their stay. In addition, the federal government supports the federal states massively with the costs, so that as a result we all co-finance such solo efforts. In view of this finding, I consider demands that the federal states that are particularly willing to admit to sue the federal government are absurd.

If every federal state in Germany were now able to act on migration issues according to its own taste, that would be a completely wrong signal to our partners in Europe. Thereby we would torpedo the great efforts of the federal government in the context of our Council Presidency to a real further development of the CEAS without reason. “


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