YEREVAN (Golos Armenii/Snark)–The number of Armenia’s seeking political refuge in Germany increases annually said German Ambassador to Armenia–Carola Muller-Holtkemtre.
Muller-Holtkemtre said 3,500 people applied for political asylum in 1996. The number of illegal immigran’s is significantly higher and their precise number is not known to the Embassy–said Muller-Holtkemtre. Germany needs to double check all the facts presented in the applications. The German government spends millions of dollars to keep these refuges and provide medical insurance to them–she said. Thus–Germany must expel the illegal immigran’s. Recently–40 illegal Armenian immigran’s were flown back to Armenia.