On Wednesday Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière presented the new figures for deportations and returns. According to this data, many of those with an obligation to leave the country have not been deported. There are many reasons for this. Many of those concerned try to spin out the deportation. De Maizière described one particularly brazen scam to journalists.
The Minister spoke of criminal foreigners from North Africa who had committed new crimes shortly before deportation. The state prosecutor then rejected the deportation, according to De Maizière: "With the justifiable reason: the person must first be punished in Germany."Source