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Nancy Faeser announces job growth to speed up asylum applications

Nancy Faeser announces job growth to speed up asylum applications

Minister Faeser announced in an interview that 1,160 new full-time positions should be filled “as quickly as possible” in order to speed up asylum procedures in the future.

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf), which is responsible for asylum procedures, is to receive significantly more positions. “We are strengthening the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees with 1,160 additional staff,” said Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) to “Welt am Sonntag.” When asked by the German Press Agency, a spokesman for the ministry confirmed that these are full-time positions and that they are should be filled “as quickly as possible.” According to the Bamf, it currently has around 8,000 positions.

The federal government is also doing a lot to speed up and digitize asylum procedures, said Faeser. “We are now spending an additional 300 million euros on this.”

According to Nancy Faeser, the feasibility of asylum procedures in third countries is currently being examined

Regarding the federal government’s ongoing examination of the feasibility of asylum procedures in third countries, Faeser said that this was ongoing. “We are examining this and are currently listening to scientists about it. There are experts who believe such a regulation is possible, others say that the legal situation needs to be changed.” The benchmark is human rights, as protected in European law and the German constitution.

When asked where she could imagine such procedures, Faeser said: “For example, in states that are on the route to Western Europe and adhere to constitutional standards.” It is crucial that those affected are safe during the procedures and can be returned to their home countries if they do not need protection.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and the heads of government of the federal states agreed in November that the federal government would examine whether asylum procedures were possible outside of Europe. The results of the review are not yet available, but could be discussed at the next meeting of the group next week.

Source: Stern

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