Germany records 3,200 complaints over asylum backlog

Migrants listen to the rights education lessons for refugees and asylum seekers in Munich, southern Germany on February 24, 2016Thousands of migrants have filed complaints against German authorities over the lengthy asylum-seeking process, according to official data seen by AFP Sunday. A total of 3,271 such cases had been filed by the end of March, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees said in a written reply to a question from a lawmaker. Such complaints could be deemed valid if authorities are found to have failed to issue a decision on an application within a specific timeframe.

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