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Germany aims to deport record number of rejected asylum seekers in 2017

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by Reuters
Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:38 GMT

"We'll be sending these people home quickly because if we don't it'll damage our credibility as a state based on the rule of law" - German official Altmaier

BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.

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