On February 1st, the city council in Freiberg, Saxony, plans to vote on whether or not to ban refugees from moving to the town for the next two years. The city says it can't fulfil it's educational duties to any more children.

"We don't want to endanger the work done thus far on successful integration," said mayor of Freiberg, Sven Krüger, a member of the Social Democrats.

"We need a break in order to deal with acute needs," Krüger added.

A migration ban is possible "in order to avoid social and societal exclusion," stated the interior ministry in Saxony, adding that this only refers to recognized refugees.

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