Jacob Bojesson, Daily Caller, November 20, 2017
The cities of Delmenhorst and Wilhelmshaven have been granted permission to turn down refugees. The towns requested temporary authority to turn away migrants after receiving an unprecedented amount in recent years. The state’s interior ministry said “reasons of integration” justify a moratorium in certain communities.
“It is an extraordinary measure aimed at preventing the social and social marginalization of immigrant refugees,” Lower Saxony’s interior ministry said in a statement, newspaper Die Welt reports.
The ban is not a meant to make refugees feel unwelcome, but rather give the existing refugee population a chance to integrate, according to Klingebiel.
Lowe Saxony has further invested 10 million euros ($11.82 million) to help communities integrate migrants.