Oliver JJ Lane, Breitbart, November 27, 2023
The number of illegal migrants known crossing into Germany has collapsed in just weeks after the government decided to try something new… border control.
Around 300 illegal migrants are detected crossing on average into Germany every day, down considerably from the roughly 700 a day a month ago, analysis of police figures in a German newspaper claims. The sudden change follows a new policy of border control from the nation’s ‘traffic light’ coalition government, dominated by the pro-open borders left-wing Social Democrats and the Green party, with some input from the free-market liberal Free Democrats.
The policy saw German police deployed to the nation’s borders with all south-eastern facing border states: Switzerland, Austria, Czechia, and Poland. Tactics included “flexible, targeted checks”, random checks on those crossing the border, and joint patrols with the police of those border states. Police have the power, when they find an “illegal entrant” in a border region with no right to remain, to either prevent them from entering Germany or to “end that person’s residence”.
In all the number of illegals registered at the border has fallen by 40 per cent from 18,492 in the 30 days before the new policy, to 11,029 in the following 30 days, reports Welt am Sonntag. At the Polish border, 772 people were turned around and sent back in the 30-day period, up from just four people before, and the number of people with outstanding arrest warrants discovered surged from 22 to 152 as well.
The newspaper reports the remarks of one right-wing CDU lawmaker, whose party is now out of power nationally but which nevertheless presided over a period of enormous mass migration to Germany during the 2015-16 migrant crisis, who expressed surprise that the policy was so effective. Welt cited Armin Schuster who said: “With the notified border controls, even our expectations are significantly exceeded… the massive search successes by the federal police clearly demonstrate how indispensable border controls currently are.”