A record number of refugees have sent packing out of Germany, with most of them being sent to Italy.
With the latest extradition, Germany has now gotten rid of about 8 000 refugees. Besides Italy, other refugees have been sent to other European Union countries.
The Dublin Regulation, an EU law stating the rules and procedures, has always enforced that an individual can apply for asylum status only in one EU member state, and the particular state will decide further on such an application.
Germany was once again at the top list for refugees to seek asylum in 2018 and is now starting to extradite them. According to a story by Sueddeutsche Zeitung news story, published on based on the information given from the Federal Interior Ministry, around 8 658 refugee candidates have been extradited to other European countries by Germany between January and November of 2018. A total of 7102 refugee candidates were extradited in 2017.
It was reported that only one-third of asylum applications processed by the Federal Immigration and Refuge Chamber in 2018 were adhering to the boundaries of the Dublin Regulations.
According to the news report, German Federal Immigration and Refugee Chamber applied to other European countries for the repatriation of 51,558 refugee candidates who sought refuge in Germany.
It was further reported that only 35,375 out of 51,558 refugee candidates were accepted by other countries. Italy is ranked first on the repatriation list, meaning third of asylum seekers will be sent back to Italy.
Greece was also high on the list like Italy, and the remaining 7 205 refugees were to be sent to other European countries.
More refugees into Europe heighten tensions
The Refugee Council said “the world is in the grip of one of the worst forced displacement crises ever.
Over 65 million people around the globe have had to flee their homes – that’s like the entire British population having to leave. Millions have had to flee their countries of birth, only to become refugees.
Meanwhile, asylum is often in short supply, with the same old myths and scare stories peddled again and again.”
More than three years after Europe’s biggest influx of migrants and refugees since the second world war, tensions between EU member states on how to handle irregular immigration from outside the bloc – mainly from the Middle East and Africa – remain high.
What is the scale of migration?
Numbers are sharply down from their 2015-16 peak because of a 2016 EU deal with Turkey on new border fences in the Balkans, and a 2017 bilateral arrangement between Italy and Libya, but tens of thousands of people are still trying to reach Europe.
The UN Human Rights Commission says Spain has taken in 56,200 irregular migrants arriving by sea so far this year, Greece 28,700 and Italy 22,500. Overland arrivals in Greece have climbed sharply to 14,000, a three-fold increase on the same period last year.
The underlying factors that have led to more than 1.8 million migrants coming to Europe since 2014 have not gone away. Most observers believe it is only a matter of time before the number of arrivals picks up significantly once more.
Developing countries host more refugees
Meanwhile, the dreadful scenes still being witnessed in the Mediterranean and across Europe are a symptom of this wider, global crisis. Last year, 362,376 people arrived in Europe via sea. Just under half were women and children. While the pictures we may see on TV perhaps make us think most refugees are coming to Europe, that’s not the case. The UN’s Refugee Agency estimates that nearly nine in ten of the world’s refugees are sheltered by developing countries.
Most refugees just move from one poor country to another. Uganda hosts a staggering 1 million refugees from South Sudan. In two weeks alone Uganda offered refuge to more people than Britain did all year. Britain is not Europe’s top recipient of asylum applications. In 2016, Germany, Italy and France all received at least twice as many asylum applications than the UK. In Germany alone, 722,265 asylum applications were made.
With the world facing the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, comparatively few people make it to Britain in their search for safety. Asylum applications in the UK actually decreased by 25% to 27,316 in the year ending June 2017.