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Germany May Toughen Laws on Migrants

In light of the sexual assault attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve, Germany is considering creating tighter laws that would facilitate the deportation of asylum seekers with criminal histories. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has proposed new laws that would regulate the influx of asylum seekers by allowing the country to deport “serial offenders” of lesser crimes, Merkel said. “This is in the interests of the citizens of Germany, but also in the interests of the great majority of the refugees who are here,” Merkel told her fellow party members.