The state of Brandenburg in eastern Germany is considering the implementation of border checks along its border with Poland to combat the issue of illegal migration from non-EU nations.
Michael Stuebgen, the Interior Minister of Brandenburg, expressed his hope that these border checks would be implemented “very soon,” possibly as early as June.
Stuebgen revealed that similar demands for border checks on the Polish-German border have also been put forward by the governments of Saxony, Mecklemburg-Vorpommern, and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The motivation behind this call for border control stems from the escalating problem of irregular migration across the border. In a joint statement with his counterpart from the state of Saxony, Stuebgen asserted that this issue has been growing consistently and without any signs of abating.
However, Ursula Nonnemacher, Brandenburg’s Minister for Integration, expressed her concerns about the prospect of implementing border controls, deeming it a “problematic” approach.
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