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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