Refugees in Germany who return their home counties for holidays will lose their asylum status German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced.
The German government has announced that it will crack down on the surprisingly common practice amongst refugees from Syria and other places of returning to the countries they fled, supposedly to seek asylum, for holidays.
Bavarian centre-right leader Horst Seehofer said that refugees who return to the countries they fled for holidays should no longer be taken seriously in their asylum claims.
“We have to deprive them of their refugee status,” said Seehofer who also stated that the Interior Ministry is monitoring any such activity from Syrians with refugee status living in Germany.
The minister went on to say that the government will also be watching the situation in Syria, where the war is winding down as government forces mop up the last of the Islamist rebels, and said that repatriations will be considered if the country continues to stabilise.
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