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The German Interior Ministry has announced that it is considered a center for the reception of asylum seekers, which was launched a year ago, amid heated political debate, successful. A spokesman for the ministry said on Monday (July 29) that cooperation between various authorities under one umbrella resulted in expedited asylum procedures, and pointed out that there are currently 14 docking centers or "functionally equivalent centers".

The term "anchor center" is an abbreviation for the phrase "Ankunft", "kommunale Verteilung", "local distribution", "Entscheidung" and "Rückführung". These are the tasks assigned to these refugee reception centers in Germany.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, 8,200 asylum applications have been studied in these centers so far, and 5300 of them have been requested. It is noted that asylum procedures took an average of 1.9 months in these centers, while the remaining 31 months took place in the other external centers of the Federal Migration and Refugee Authority (Bamf).

It is noteworthy that it was agreed to establish anchoring centers in the coalition agreement between the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Union of the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a Christian Democrat and the Christian Social Party in Bavaria.

Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Zühöfer was forced to negotiate long for the establishment of these centers under the opposition, especially issued by the states led by the Social Democrats. At the end of last year, Zohofer announced the end of the dispute and said all federal states would have similar centers or centers.

The first berths were inaugurated in Bavaria a year ago, and these centers or similar centers are now located in the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony and Zaireland, the ministry said. The spokesman added that another center is scheduled to open in the state of Brandenburg in eastern Germany on August 1 next, pointing out that there are discussions with other states on the establishment of other centers.

However, refugee rights organizations reject these centers. An immigration spokeswoman for the Green Party's parliamentary bloc, Felice Polat, expressed dissatisfaction with the existence of "house arrest in a collective hostel".


Source: Immigrant News

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