Morocco, Germany agree on migrant deportations

RABAT – Morocco’s king has agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on repatriating illegal migrants to Morocco, the palace said, a move that follows sexual attacks on women in the German city of Cologne blamed mainly on North African men.

Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia “safe countries”, which would end their citizens’ chance of being granted asylum. “Officials in both countries will immediately step up talks in order to prepare and study the cases of those (Moroccans) irregularly staying in the country (Germany) and repatriate them without delay to Morocco,” the palace statement, carried by the state news agency MAP, said late on Wednesday. “The recent flows of illegal migrants, some of them falsely claiming to be refugees, were the result of a humanitarian call … which was widely exploited by human trafficking organisations operating on both sides of the Mediterranean.”



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