In the first half of this year, 11,496 people were deported from Germany, -- a slight drop from the same period in 2018 (12,261 cases). The government said the main destination countries were Italy, Serbia, Georgia and France. In terms of nationalities, Albanians, Serbs, Russians, Georgians and Nigerians were the most affected.
Moreover, close to 7,000 people seeking protection were rejected at German borders or denied entry during the same period.
An additional 1,525 people were expelled after they had entered Germany in an irregular manner.
In the first six months of this year, Germany transferred 4,215 asylum seekers back to other European Union member state under the Dublin Regulation.