A sign for murdered teenager Susanna F. | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/B. Roessler
Police accompany Tunisian deportees | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/H.Schmidt
Video screenshot of Elin Ersson | Source: DW
Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/C.Charisius
A picture of a so-called Zapi or waiting zone, near the Paris airport Charles De Gaulle,  where migrants are held for short periods of time. | Photo: InfoMigrants
Horst Seehofer, who leads the Federal Ministry of the Interior, hopes the measure will increase deportations | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Sohn
Screenshot of Facebook video showing Elin Ersson | Source:
Voluntary return programs are not only more attractive to refugees but they also cost the government less money than deportations
Hayarpi Tamrazyan (right) from Armenia attends a service in the Bethel church in The Hague | Photo: Getty Images/AFP.K.van Weel
People being given church asylum | Imago/C.Mang
In southeastern Turkey, Syrian refugees have spent years in camps while the fighting in Syria continues
If your asylum decision is negative, you lose your right to stay in Germany and may be forced to return to you country