Asylum-seekers in Germany could lose right to remain if they hide their identity

Asylum-seekers who seek to hide their identity or refuse to cooperate in obtaining new documents from their home could lose their right to remain in Germany under leaked details of a new draft law.

The proposals also include changes to the law to allow migrants awaiting deportation to be held in regular prisons, according to details leaked to Bild newspaper.

There are concerns the proposed changes could affect Syrian migrants who fled the Assad regime. Human rights activists have warned their families could be in danger if they request new identity documents from embassies controlled by the regime.