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Germany: Seehofer warns against unlimited immigration

Berlin - The outgoing Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has warned against excessive demands on Germany in view of the continuing flows of migrants via the Belarus route. "No country on this earth can take in unlimited immigrants," he told the Bild newspaper on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) spoke out in favor of building fortified border fortifications. “We need fences and we probably need walls too. Nobody is interested in walls, but now it's about the European Union proving its ability to defend itself,” he said, according to the dpa news agency on Tuesday.

The Christian Democrat reacted to the increasing numbers of migrants for weeks. As a reaction to the EU sanctions against his country, Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko is smuggling illegal immigrants to the external borders of the EU in the Baltic States and Poland. From there, many arrive in East Germany.

Kretschmer also wants to deport in winter
In a conversation with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (CDU), Kretschmer pleaded for decisive action against Lukashenko. “I would like this European Union to be strong and straighten its back. We mustn't allow ourselves to be blackmailed by such a dictator.” Only a border closure can end the current situation.

At the same time, Kretschmer spoke out in favor of deporting illegal immigrants to their countries of origin even in winter. It must be seen that one cannot rely on Lukashenko.

Brandenburg rejects border controls
The number of illegal migrants arriving in Germany via the Belarus route rose to more than 4,200 in October alone. By October 24, the federal police had already picked up 4,246 immigrants. "In the current year, a total of 6,657 unauthorized entries related to Belarus have been detected by the federal police," said the authority. Most of it in the Brandenburg border area with Poland.

In a special session of the Brandenburg state parliament, a majority of the parliamentary groups of the SPD, CDU, Greens, Left and Free Voters rejected an application by the AfD for border controls. The AfD wanted to achieve "a continuous protection of the Brandenburg section of the German-Polish border against illegal migration". The other parties argued against it, however, with possible consequences for commuter and traffic of goods. The SPD also referred to the human rights convention.

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