German migration authorities probe 2,000 asylum cases after high-profile fraud

It was the night of September 4, 2015. The first of three nights which would see tens of thousands of refugees cross into Germany. After months of rapidly increasing numbers of asylum seekers, this marked a turning point in what became Germany’s refugee crisis.

Before too long, more than 13,000 people a day were crossing Germany’s borders in the hope of finding asylum. By the end of 2015, the total exceeded 1 million.