“But capturing criminals who arrive in the country as asylum seekers is far from straightforward. Because authorities only take asylum seekers’ fingerprints around six months after they arrive in the country, criminals can change their identity at will, Spiegel says. The man shot by police in Paris last week after he attacked a police station, also allegedly from North Africa, lived under seven different pseudonyms in Germany before travelling to France. Even when someone can be convicted of a crime serious enough for warrant ejection, deportations are also ‘almost impossible due to a lack of cooperation from their home countries,’ the Cologne police report states.”

Huge gulf in crime rates among migrant groups in Germany

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