MORE than 7,000 refugees are suing Germany for being too slow to process their asylum papers.
The numbers of migrants suing the German Government over their slack administration has more than doubled since the end of March.
In the second quarter of this year, from April to June, there were 7,014 “failure-to-act” lawsuits pending against the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf).
At the end of March, courts had recorded 3,271 such suits, according to a Freedom of Information request by Germany’s Funke media group.
Two weeks ago Frank-Jürgen Weise, head of the country’s migration office, said up to 300,000 refugees are predicted to arrive in Germany this year.
The number is significantly lower than the 1.1million who came to Germany last year in response to Angela Merkel’s open-door policy.
Germany’s integration commissioner, Sevim Dagdelen, has called for a grandfather clause which would cut down on asylum procedures to relieve pressure on administration office.
She said: “The motto of Chancellor Merkel – ‘We can do it ‘- is against the background of extreme and growing failure simply a mockery.
“It’s poison for the integration of refugees that they have to wait months or even years before they can submit an application at all or until it is decided.”
A Bamf spokeswoman said the increase in lawsuits was a “temporary phenomenon”.
She said analysts are predicting the numbers will fall shortly and have blamed the increase of complaints on the high amount of new applications – 400,000 in the first half of 2016.
In June, Express.co.uk revealed the true scale of the migrant crisis in Germany is largely unknown to authorities because a shocking 80 per cent of asylum seekers are arriving without passports.
Between January and April, out of 114,255 of asylum seekers waiting to cross the border, around 91,000 did not have the required documents.
And from January to March this year German border officers seized 1,306 fake documents from asylum seekers, of which 145 were Syrian refugees, according to German newspaper Bild.
Meanwhile, in 2015, federal police seized 4,973 fake identification documents when searching travelling migrants in Germany – 834 of those were fake IDs of Syrian refugees.
It seems criminals have managed to slip through the net as since the first four months of 2016, more than 4,000 people who have entered the country are now on Germany’s most wanted list.
There is speculation many of the migrants are forced to use fake documents after destroying their papers before trying to enter Germany since they reveal information on travel routes within Europe.