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Bamf: Asylum procedures take less time

The duration of asylum procedures in Germany fell to an average of six months in the third quarter of last year. This is the result of a response from the Federal Ministry of the Interior to a request from the left-wing group, as the newspapers reported to the Funke Mediengruppe. In the first quarter of 2018, the average duration was therefore still at about nine months.

Once again, the Federal Government has failed to reach its self-imposed goal. At the beginning of the increased migration to Europe in September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the prime ministers agreed to complete asylum procedures in three months.

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) has been dealing with a large number of older cases in the last two years. Almost 60,000 refugees were waiting for more than 18 months at the end of 2016
 her asylum decision. At the end of September 2018, it was just over 4,000
Fled.

How long refugees wait for an asylum decision depends heavily on the
Country of origin. So
In the fall of 2018, the procedures of people from Pakistan took the
According to the Federal Government's response, about nine months, while Afghans
seven and a half months were waiting. At the moment, too, they are taking a particularly long time
Asylum procedure for unaccompanied minor refugees: Autumn
In 2018, the average processing time was almost eight
Months.

Criticism of the Left Party

"The federal government has missed its self-imposed goal of three months asylum litigation crash," said the domestic spokeswoman for the left in the Bundestag, Ulla Jelpke, the newspapers of the Funke media group. In the context of so-called revocation tests, the status of protection is usually called into question again without result. The Bamf carries out such an examination three years after receiving a positive asylum decision. It checks if the reasons for that asylum still available.

This process was criticized by Jelpke. The staff of the Bamf should rather be used for the examination of asylum applications. The authority can be relieved if there is "an uncomplicated right of residence" for all people whose asylum procedures have been pending for more than twelve months.

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