The Local gets its headline wrong on two counts, it’s ‘illegal migration’ and they spelled immigration wrong, and I refuse to correct their mistakes.
“Illegal immigration is, next to international Islamic terrorism, the greatest challenge the federal police faces at the moment ,” said Romann. “Our colleagues are working to the limits of their capabilities.”
Illegal immigrantion hits record high
Photo: DPA Published: 08 Apr 2015 09:06 GMT+02:00
The number of illegal immigrants registered by the federal police in 2014, 57,000, is the highest number since reunification said police chief Dieter Romann in Potsdam on Wednesday.
Of these 27,000 were detained in Germany, while a further 30,000 were stopped before they reached the Federal Republic.
Most of the illegal immigrants came over the borders from Austria and France.
“The number coming through the southern border has quadrupled, while the number coming through the western border has doubled” said Romann.
The police also arrested 2,100 people smugglers in 2014, an increase from 1,535 in the previous year.