The Ministry of internal Affairs of Germany said in reply to the inquiry of MPs from the Left party that 13% of the total number of immigrants arriving in 2015 to seek asylum, have disappeared, and the authorities don’t know where they are.
German media report that there are about 143 thousand refugees who did not appear at the points of registration, as required by the established order. They could go into the status of illegal immigrants or to go to other European countries, says the Ministry of internal Affairs of Germany.
It should be noted that the head of the Federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF), Frank-jürgen Weise has identified a number of immigrants who have not filed a request for asylum, in 400,000 people. According to him, the German authorities did not have any information about these people.
In 2015 Germany has received more immigrants than in any other country of the European Union — over a million people. They took advantage of the decision of the Chancellor Angela Merkel not to obstruct those who want to apply for asylum on German territory.