Germany rejects Merkel’s ‘safe countries’ proposals to deport North African migrants

The proposal would make it easier for Germany to deny asylum requests from migrants from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco on the grounds they are deemed safe in their own home countries.

But the embattled German Chancellor saw her plans put on ice, as opposition parties blocked the proposals over concerns the countries were not actually safe for migrants to return to.

And critics argue that even if Tunisia had been considered a “safe place of origin,” it would not have stopped the Berlin terror attack carried out by 24-year-old Tunisian suspect Anis Amri.