Germany’s regional states are preparing to expel hundreds of suspected Islamic radicals under a new immigration law in force since January 1, according to Monday’s edition of the news magazine Der Spiegel.
«The new immigration law expands the possibilities for expelling immigrants,» said an article made available in advance.
Interior Minister Otto Schily «welcomes all efforts by the regional states to apply the new regulations,» an interior ministry spokesman commented.
The law specifically includes a provision to expel Islamists considered dangerous, a policy forcefully argued by both Schily and the conservative Christian Democratic opposition party during debates in parliament. (afp)