Translated from Berlingske:
German police warn against the failure to control the refugee influx…
German police find it difficult to comply with the requirement to obtain the fingerprints of refugees and immigrants. It has, according to the newspaper Die Welt, made the police sound the alarm and warn that the lack of control is a security risk.
According to two police unions, the German border police were only able to obtain 10 percent of the migrants’ fingerprints. Thus, hundreds of thousands of migrants can only be identified by their travel documents. …
The Vice Chairman of the Association, Jörg Radek, called the situation “subversive” for safety.
There is a focus on fingerprints and control of the incoming refugees and immigrants because of fears that the terrorist group known as the Islamic State os smuggling in terrorists among the refugees who are seeking to reach Europe.
This is especially the case after it emerged that the Islamic State can produce credible forged passports, after having seized the required facilities in Syria.
At the same time, according to the German Police Union, only 25 to 30 percent of the incoming refugees and migrants have passports and other travel documents.
Therefore, the police focus on fingerprints, which can then be compared with international registries, and can verify the identity of the migrant by reference to databases of potential terrorists.