Strong increase in unauthorized entries

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Almost 57,000 people were found entering the country illegally.

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Berlin The number of unauthorized entries to Germany has increased massively this year according to a media report. Since the beginning of the year up to and including September 28, the federal police have found around 56,800 people entering the country without permission, the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” reported (Saturday).

That would be an increase of more than 60 percent. Because last year, the federal government reported almost 35,000 unauthorized entries as of September 30, citing figures from the federal police. Before the corona pandemic, there were a good 40,600 at the German borders throughout 2019.

The newspaper quoted a spokesman for the federal police as saying: “The focus is currently on the German-Czech border with more than 11,827 registered unauthorized entries in 2022 (as of September 28), with more in August and September 2022 alone than 6500.”

The spokesman also stated: “After the end of 2021 the migratory pressure from Belarus had initially decreasedthe Federal Police has recorded an increase to a mid-three-digit monthly value since April 2022.”

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