Ralf Jäger, interior minister in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), has criticized the "concentration" of North African refugees in the western German state. He said many North Africans had been linked to crime in the region.
Speaking in Düsseldorf on Tuesday, Ralf Jäger (a Social Democrat) demanded a more equal distribution of North African migrants across the country. He said that NRW in was currently home to 80 percent of the Moroccan refugees in Germany, and to 50 percent of Algerian asylum seekers nationwide.
Jäger said the high figures were largely due to the close ties between the Federal Office for Refugees and Migration (BAMF) and specialists such as interpreters and country experts, based in particular regions.