Immigration to Germany: CDU wants to “unite humanity and hardship” with refugees

  • From

  • Daniela Vates

The CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks on Monday in Berlin on the results of the conclusion of the “Workshop Talk” of the CDU on the topics of migration, security and integration.



Berlin –

The CDU sets with her new boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on a further tightening of refugee policy and is also different from the previous policy of Chancellor. After a one-and-a-half-day workshop discussion with experts from authorities and local authorities, Kramp-Karrenbauer said: “We must do everything we can to ensure that something like this does not happen again in 2015. We have to make it clear that we have learned our lesson. “

The big refugee attack four years ago surprised many. Many decisions were not sufficiently balanced, but decided “out of the situation or out of the mood”. The workshop talk was Kramp-Karrenbauers first big serve in her new office.

Migrants are to be rejected at the border

A position paper prepared at the conference states: “We must unite humanity and toughness”. If necessary, there should also be “controls and rejections at the German borders”. What is needed is an intelligent border surveillance that is flexible enough to “react to the development of hot spots”.

The CDU interior politician Armin Schuster said that the border must be temporarily closed everywhere. The interior ministers “need procuration”. However, this is already the case on certain occasions, such as international summits. The CDU also wants the federal police not only in a 30-kilometer corridor behind the border may control, but also beyond “along the routes”.

CDU wants to continue “workshop discussion” on

In addition, the CDU calls for the planned additional 10,000 extra forces to be made available to the European Union Border Protection Agency, Frontex, not just in 2025, but much earlier. In addition, asylum procedures should already be available at the external borders of the EU. The topic of national border controls had caused the biggest crises in the refugee dispute within the CDU but also between the CDU and CSU.

There are also demands for asylum procedures. In the future, court proceedings should be limited to one instance, so appeal options should be eliminated. The Baden-Wrttemberg Minister of the Interior Thomas Strobl expects a “colossal acceleration of the procedures”.


Beginning of September 2015: Refugees, who have recently arrived by train from Austria, are waiting on a platform at the Munich main station.



This is compatible with the Basic Law. In addition, it should be expanded according to the ideas of the CDU, the possibilities of expulsions.

Sexual offenses and attacks on police officers are to come to the Ausweisungsgrnden. A penalty of 90 daily rates should also be sufficient in the future for expulsions. Exit custody and detention order should facilitate deportations.

In addition, the CDU relies on additional deportation detention centers and benefit cuts. In order to bring countries of origin to the repatriation of refugees, threatened among others with more restrictive visa policy.

The municipal political spokesman for the Union parliamentary group, Christian Haase, described the conversation as a success: “It is a form of communication that brings something,” he told the editorial network Germany. “The format is also suitable for pension policy.”

It is also crucial that the results of the workshop discussion also implement. “It is important to ensure sustainability.