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No deportation prison in Düsseldorf or elsewhere – right to stay instead of deportation

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is planning another deportation prison, in addition to the largest in Germany in Büren with 175 detention places. The planned new building with 25 places will serve as a so-called “Ausreisegewahrsam” (detention for up to 10 days) and will complement the deportation prison in Büren. The goal of the NRW state government and the federal government is to deport more and more efficiently. A prison in direct proximity to Germany’s second largest deportation airport in Düsseldorf is intended to facilitate this. So far, there is hardly any public discussion about this or even questioning of the deportation policy.

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