Is there a crisis in the traffic light in terms of migration policy? Bijan Djir-Sarai from the FDP says that the Federal Minister of the Interior (SPD) “fatally underestimated” the issue – and continues to act “very hesitantly”.
The FDP is dissatisfied with the efforts of Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) to limit irregular migration. In the current debate about migration, the minister acts “like a driven person,” said FDP Secretary General Bijan Djir-Sarai of the German Press Agency. “She has fatally underestimated the issue over a long period of time and has not tackled the necessary reforms in immigration policy,” criticized the FDP politician.
The municipalities rightly demanded not only more support in dealing with the tasks on site, but also “better management and control of migration”. He warned: “If irregular migration is not visibly reduced, local people’s acceptance of immigration and integration will also dwindle.”
Djir-Sarai questions role in the Hessian election campaign
In this situation, merely announcing another refugee summit is insufficient, said Djir-Sarai. He also accused the interior minister of having been “very hesitant” when it came to the distribution of refugees at European level. “Mrs. Faeser may honestly answer the question of whether her role as an election campaigner in Hesse is in line with the challenging tasks as Federal Minister of the Interior,” he added.
The Hessian SPD made Faeser their top candidate for the state elections in October last Friday. The minister had previously announced that she would only go to Hesse as Prime Minister. If no state government is formed under the leadership of the SPD, Faeser wants to remain Federal Minister of the Interior.
At a top-level meeting at the end of February or beginning of March, she wants to talk to representatives of the municipalities and the federal states about the challenges facing the municipalities in accommodating and caring for Ukrainian war refugees and asylum seekers.
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