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German Ministers Agree Tougher Rules for Migrants Posing Security Risk

(Reuters) – Germany’s interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition, agreed on Tuesday on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a security threat.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Justice Minister Heiko Maas resolved to tighten the security rules after the Christmas market attack in Berlin in which a failed Tunisian asylum seeker killed 12 people.

“We have agreed on the introduction of mandatory residency, in layman’s terms: stricter domicile requirements for asylum seekers who have been deceptive with their identities,” de Maiziere, a member of Merkel’s conservatives, told reporters.

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