German Courts on”Brink of Collapse” Due to Weight of Asylum Seeker Claims
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed close over 280,000 migrants in 2016.
In July German Chancellor Angela Merkel shut down the idea of creating upper limits on refugees entering Germany.
Robert Seegmuller, chairman of the Association of German Administrative Law Judges, claimed the sheer number of migrants challenging the decision of immigration authorities has put a huge strain on the judicial system.
And he says the amount of appeals is overwhelming the civil courts in the country to the point they could collapse under the weight of the cases.
He said: “The situation is dramatic for administrative courts. We are now completely stretched to our limits.”
Thousands of asylum seekers have challenged the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) decision.
This includes several rulings on deportation orders back to potentially unsafe countries such as Afghanistan.
While another 250,000 asylum-related cases are still waiting to be brought before the courts.