Global & Disaster Medicine

More than a million migrants have arrived in Germany, but only 660,000 have permission to remain

NY Times


Individual asylum hearings mandated by law and international agreement:

“….Even a straightforward case, of a Syrian man interviewed this month near Nuremberg, consumed well over an hour, with translation for each question and answer.  The interviewing official then had to do the same for the man’s wife. At this pace, officials are lucky to handle four cases in a day, even working the 50-hour weeks…..”

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