First controversial transitcentra opened in Bavaria

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In the German state of Bavaria to open Wednesday, the first controversial centres for asylum seekers.

The centers are part of the plan of the German Interior minister Horst Seehofer to the asylum procedure, to accelerate and people whose asylum application is rejected faster out of the country.

The plan of Seehofer to migrants at the border to send back, caused a political crisis in Germany. The alliance between the christian democrats (CDU) of chancellor Angela Merkel and the CSU of Seehofer came under heavy pressure.

Merkel finally came to an agreement with Seehofer for asylum seekers who arrive in the country in centres while their status is checked. There is selected which migrants or refugees to Germany in may.


Other German states have slowed down the creation of the so-called ‘Ankerzentren’ (‘ankercentra’), or refused to take part in that policy. Bavaria, home of the CSU, the plan out in spite of criticism. Church groups, vluchtelingenactivisten and opposition parties call the centers deportatiekampen and warned for the isolation of immigrant communities.

Existing centres for the arrival of migrants in Bavaria have been adapted so as ankercentra service. Each center is designed to be approximately 1,000 to 1,500 people. In the ankercentra be the people to be found until they are in municipalities, or to their country of origin to be returned.

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