Rabat - After opening its doors for migrants and asylum seekers in 2015, Germany is planning to deport unaccompanied Moroccans, who reached Germany in the three last years. To do so, Germany is constructing centers in north Morocco to receive more than 3000 unaccompanied underage migrants.
Rabat – After opening its doors for migrants and asylum seekers in 2015, Germany is planning to deport unaccompanied Moroccans, who reached Germany in the three last years. To do so, Germany is constructing centers in north Morocco to receive more than 3000 unaccompanied underage migrants.
According to a Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) document leaked to the German daily Taz, two centers are being constructed in north Morocco to house the underage migrants returning to Morocco. The housing facilities will accommodate 100 person each.
About four thousands Moroccan underage migrants have applied to asylum in 2016. However, only 174 files were accepted. Those whose applications were denied might be deported by Germany under specific conditions: either to have a family member or a responsible guardian to take care of them or an appropriate reception facility in their homelands, reported German news outlet, Deutsche Welle.
The number of refugees and migrants who accessed Germany in 2015 is estimated at 900,000.
Germany’s Interior Ministry said that it will take in charge underage migrants wishing to leave Germany voluntarily, as well as those who will be forced to leave the territory due to their criminal records.
The housing centers constructed by Germany in collaboration with Morocco’s government and NGOs will include health facilities and schooling opportunities for the migrants. These centers will be financed with a EUR 1.05 million budget annually.
A huge number of Moroccans entered Germany by pretending to be Syrian refugees in order to enhance their opportunities to stay in the European country. In 2016, Morocco made an agreement with Germany to repatriate its migrants.
Migrants from Tunisia and Algeria have also entered Germany through pretending to be asylum seekers. The federal government classified the migrants original countries as “safe” in 2016, which explains the rejection of their request.