The FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr calls for faster asylum procedures and more deportations and questions the principle of toleration. “We have to get our asylum policy under control,” warns the politician.

The FDP politician Christian Dürr wants to reform politics with asylum seekers. The asylum procedure must be faster and there must be more deportations. “We have to get our asylum policy under control,” Dürr told BILD am SONNTAG. “People have migrated into the social systems and have been stuck there for years. That should be stopped. I am in favor of abolishing these half-decisions: there are too many migrants who are not recognized but are still allowed to stay – and that for many years.”

Dürr announced more consistent repatriations with greater involvement of the federal police: “We have made it our mission. Anyone who breaks the law here has no prospects in Germany. Asylum procedures and returns are currently taking far too long. It cannot be that this often fails due to questions of responsibility between the federal and state governments. Here, the federal police need more rights to deport rejected asylum seekers. That too is part of a modern immigration country.”

The traffic light must “still deliver” on migration policy, according to the FDP parliamentary group leader. “A hell of a lot has gone wrong in Germany over the past few decades.” As long as the Union was in power, there had been immigration “mainly into our social system,” said Dürr. “Currently, 90 percent of immigrants from outside the EU come to Germany via the asylum system because it is hardly possible via the immigration system. People are prevented from working. That needs to change. After all, Germany’s prosperity is almost fatefully dependent on whether we succeed in organizing immigration into the labor market.”