Berlin faces asylum cases
BERLIN: The refugees who entered Germany in 2015 are now hitting the courts, as migrants seeking relief from the Syrian war challenge efforts by Europe’s most welcoming state to limit their rights.
Some 250 000 asylum appeals are pending, according to estimates from an association of administrative court judges.
Stephan Groscurth, a spokesman for Berlin’s administrative court, said the appeals – filed by the growing number of migrants who have been denied protection or given less than they were seeking – made up two-thirds of court business. “This will paralyse us for years,” a judge said.