The German government will pay $138,000 to deport three male refugees back to Guinea on a small charter plane.
The total of $46,000 per deportation is the result of deploying 13 police officers and a doctor to keep them under control as two of the refugees have a history of violent behavior. The solution is more than 100 times more expensive than flying commercial for about $442 per person.
Deportation of violent criminals is costly in general. The state of North Reine Westphalia spent $22,000 to fly a Bulgarian home in January, and $24,000 for a pair of Turks in March. The total taxpayer bill for deportations from the state was around $1.66 million in 2015.
The full process of deporting a person can sometimes reach as much as $60,000 if the deportee and his or her home country are reluctant to cooperate.
Germany’s Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere in June called for new legislation to make deportations easier, as he revealed refugees commit crimes to be able to extend their stay in the country. (RELATED: Migrants In Germany Have Found An Easy Loophole To Avoid Deportation)
“A massive rise in the number of deportees would only occur if these procedural shortcomings are fixed,” de Maiziere said in June, according to Deutsche Welle.
The government expects 27,000 people to successfully be deported by the end of the year, a slight increase from 22,369 in 2015. The number of people who leave on their free will is expected to almost double from 37,200 in 2015 to 61,000.
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