He will stick to the Federal Council initiative, according to which the states no longer have to agree with the federal government on the admission of asylum seekers, said the SPD politician on Thursday in the RBB information radio. "State admission programs are only the second best solution," said Geisel.
So far, the federal government has looked the other way and the problem has gotten worse. In order to help people, according to Berlin's Senator for the Interior, one must take the offers of help from the federal states seriously. 150 districts and cities are ready to accept refugees. So far Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has spoken out against it. Geisel said: “That is changing now. But that is a result of political pressure and we have to discuss it again in the Bundesrat. ”The SPD politician also said that Berlin had a capacity of 300 places for asylum seekers. The country offered this to people with medical needs.
The Senator for the Interior anticipates that these places will actually be filled.