Hamburg deported 379 foreigners who were required to leave the country last year. Another 218 people who were obliged to leave the Hanseatic city voluntarily left the Hanseatic city in 2022, taking advantage of financial support from the federal government, as can be seen from the federal government’s response to a small question from the left in the Bundestag.
According to this, at the end of December last year, more than 10,500 people who were obliged to leave the country with rejected asylum applications were in Hamburg, of whom almost three quarters had a toleration. The number of those who were obliged to leave the country without being tolerated was given as 2,773. The numbers were higher in 2021 – a total of 969 people were deported at that time.
With 11.38 percent of all those required to leave the country, Afghans made up the largest group in Hamburg. This was followed by people with Iraqi (8.35 percent), Iranian (7.10 percent), Russian (6.27 percent) and Ghanaian (5.83 percent) nationality.
According to the federal government, a total of 12,945 people were deported throughout Germany last year. With about one in four of these deportations, most were from North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the government response, the second most deportations were in Bavaria with 2046, followed by Baden-Württemberg (1650) and Hesse (1018). With 28 people, the fewest deportations were recorded for Bremen.
However, around two thirds of the planned deportations failed last year. As can be seen from the answer to a question from the Union faction in the Bundestag, 23,337 deportation measures could not have been carried out. The reasons for this included canceled flights or the absence of the people concerned on the day of departure.
Hamburg often uses the detention center in Glückstadt, which is operated jointly with Schleswig-Holstein, for deportations; a comparable facility at Hamburg Airport has been closed.