>> They came in the hundreds of thousands. Now, many migrants are leaving Germany of their own accord after having been denied asylum. Government figures show nearly 55,000 left the country voluntarily in 2016, up 20,000 from the year before. The government welcoming the increase.>>
> It's always preferable when people leave the country voluntarily instead of being deported.
Deportation is always only the last resort. Germany threw out in his borders immigrants last year admitting more than a million into the country. But the government toughened its stance on immigration in recent months as public support of the prior refugees policy wanes. Those who leave voluntarily are eligible for support of up to 3,000 Euros.
That's supposed to go towards finding work at home. The number of people being deported has also risen. Almost 24,000 were sent home between January and November compared to just under 21,000 for the whole of 2015.