German minister wants Afghan deportation back as soon as possible

German minister wants Afghan deportation back as soon as possible
German Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer attends a plenary session of the German Bundestag. Seehofer wants to resume currently suspended deportations to Afghanistan "as soon as the situation allows". Tom Weller/dpa

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to resume currently suspended deportations to Afghanistan "as soon as the situation allows." But he defended the decision to not carry out any deportations to the country until further notice due to the military advance of the Taliban in that country. "Those who have no right of residence must leave Germany again," Seehofer explained. "But a constitutional state also bears responsibility for ensuring that deportations do not become a danger for those involved." The security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated dramatically since the decision t...

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