How do I come back strong

Due to the corona pandemic, significantly fewer refugees have recently come to Germany. According to figures from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf), almost 55,800 people applied for asylum in Germany for the first time between January and the end of July. In the refugee years 2015 and 2016, more than 1.1 million people had made initial asylum applications. In 2019, even without the travel restrictions caused by Corona, it was only 142,509. In addition, more than one in five of them (31,415) had not immigrated themselves at all in 2019. These are children of refugees born in Germany for whom a separate asylum application must be made. That said the Federal Ministry of the Interior in response to a request from the left-wing parliamentary group that the Süddeutsche Zeitung is present.

In the first half of 2020, around 10,000 people used return premiums and left the country

Net immigration this year is therefore likely to be well below the upper limit agreed by the coalition of 180,000 to 220,000 people per year. The upper limit is calculated from the number of people who apply for asylum in Germany for the first time or who move to Germany through humanitarian programs or as relatives of refugees. The number of refugees who are deported or who return voluntarily is deducted. In the first half of 2020, the number of people seeking protection fell in all areas. At the same time, however, fewer people were deported.

In addition to the asylum seekers, 916 refugees came for humanitarian reasons by the end of June 2020, including 53 unaccompanied minors from the Greek islands. A further 4,635 people were allowed to enter the country as part of family reunions by the end of June. At the same time, 5,667 refugees were deported and around 10,000 people used return bonuses and left. The net immigration was just 37,000 people by the end of June - compared to around 126,400 in 2019. The number of "refugees actually admitted is falling dramatically, although the number of refugees is increasing worldwide," warned the asylum expert of Left Ulla Jelpke. Germany should not rely on "isolation and deportation".