Germany Accuses Doctors of Preventing Migrant Deportations

A young Syrian refugee from Damascus gets a vaccination from doctor Susanne Eipper (L) at the State Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGeSo) in Berlin on October 1, 2015. A record 270,000 to 280,000 refugees arrived in Germany in September, more than the total for 2014. The sudden surge this year has left local authorities scrambling to register as well as provide lodgings, food and basic care for the new arrivals.           AFP PHOTO / DPA / KAY NIETFELD    +++  GERMANY OUT   +++        (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Fewer failed asylum seekers are being deported from Germany to their home countries and according to the German government it is doctors who are not allowing them to carry out deportations. The German Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière is causing controversy among medical professionals. The Interior Minister has claimed that the reason the German government is having such a huge struggle deporting illegal migrants and failed asylum seekers is because doctors won’t clear the migrants for travel. The comments have led to outrage among doctors who claim Mr. De Maizière is indirectly claiming the doctors are purposely creating certificates to prevent the deportations reports Suddeutsche Zeitung. It has recently been reported that over 500,000 migrants in Germany have failed in their asylum claims, yet very few are optimistic about them leaving the country. There have been many reasons suggested for why the migrants, who are now considered illegal migrants, have been deported in small numbers. One reason cited has been the extensive costs associated with deportations, with the average cost per migrant in some states being up to 50,000 euros.  Head of the German police union, Rainer Wendt has blamed pro-migrant groups like NGO pro-asyl and their team of lawyers who work hard

Germany Accuses Doctors of Preventing Migrant Deportations

A young Syrian refugee from Damascus gets a vaccination from doctor Susanne Eipper (L) at the State Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGeSo) in Berlin on October 1, 2015. A record 270,000 to 280,000 refugees arrived in Germany in September, more than the total for 2014. The sudden surge this year has left local authorities scrambling to register as well as provide lodgings, food and basic care for the new arrivals.           AFP PHOTO / DPA / KAY NIETFELD    +++  GERMANY OUT   +++        (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Fewer failed asylum seekers are being deported from Germany to their home countries and according to the German government it is doctors who are not allowing them to carry out deportations. The German Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière is causing controversy among medical professionals. The Interior Minister has claimed that the reason the German government is having such a huge struggle deporting illegal migrants and failed asylum seekers is because doctors won’t clear the migrants for travel. The comments have led to outrage among doctors who claim Mr. De Maizière is indirectly claiming the doctors are purposely creating certificates to prevent the deportations reports Suddeutsche Zeitung. It has recently been reported that over 500,000 migrants in Germany have failed in their asylum claims, yet very few are optimistic about them leaving the country. There have been many reasons suggested for why the migrants, who are now considered illegal migrants, have been deported in small numbers. One reason cited has been the extensive costs associated with deportations, with the average cost per migrant in some states being up to 50,000 euros.  Head of the German police union, Rainer Wendt has blamed pro-migrant groups like NGO pro-asyl and their team of lawyers who work hard