More than 1,300 people were detained at German border crossings last year over violations to entry bans,
The 1,369 people in question were refugees whose asylum applications had previously been rejected and refugees who had already been deported, the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported, citing figures from the Interior Ministry in Berlin.
Some - 236 in all - had simply boarded a plane back to Germany after being deported, a total of 37,982 entry bans are currently in place, according to the report.
The number of asylum applications in Germany declined last year by 16.5% compared to the number of requests recorded in before 2017, according to a weekly report in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag in January that a total of 185, 853 applications for asylum in Germany between January and December 2018, indicating that this number is 16.5% lower than the number of applications submitted in 2017. (QNA)
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