More and more migrants complain to the courts the refusal of the Federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) to grant them refugee status or claiming the right to unlimited time asylum in Germany. The head of the Union of the German judges on administrative Affairs Robert Seegmuller call the situation dramatic.
Thus, the administrative court of Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate the number of applications from migrants in the first six months of 2017 has almost tripled - from 3,350 cases in 2016 to 9500 this year. The President of the court of Georg Schmidt speaks about the urgent need to recruit at least 12 judges.
Seegmuller, indicates that although the number of judges for the half year increased significantly from the previous 2,000, but the courts can't find a sufficient number of applicants for vacancies.
Many courts lack not only staff and facilities, he says. According to Seegmueller, in the short term, it is necessary to increase the staff and to seek additional Finance and premises. He also proposes to study the question of how to accelerate the process of reviewing applications.