Die Welt: Germany has lost track of 30,000 recjected asylum seekers

30,000 asylum seekers who have their asylum applications rejected in Germany have been vanished, German newspaper Die Welt reports.

According to a report in Thursday’s mass-circulation daily Bild, the government’s Central Register of Foreign Nationals (AZR) counted around 54,000 people at the end of 2016 who were obligated to leave the country, but only around 23,000 were claiming state benefits in accordance with the law governing asylum applicants, according to numbers from the Federal Statistical Office.