The move comes after Germany’s interior and justice ministers banded together to tighten security rules on those who would harm Germans or migrants who need to be deported.




Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Justice Minister Heiko Maas made the decision in the wake of the deadly Berlin Christmas market attack by terrorist Anis Amri who killed 12 people and left scores injured.


Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said: “We have agreed on the introduction of mandatory residency, in layman’s terms: stricter domicile requirements for asylum seekers who have been deceptive with their identities.


“Secondly, it will now be easier to take people into custody for deportation,” he added.


Germany is battling to tighten its laws after intelligence officers claimed that they had identified the Christmas market attacker as far back as last February. 


Officials met to discuss whether or not to deport him but determined that he posed no threat. 


Angela Merkel’s government has now put forward a series of new proposals to be able to keep better tabs on any asylum seeker who turns to terror or is in the country illegally. 


German officials are grappling with the fact that Amri allegedly underwent military style training for his assault on innocent people a year before the attack by Jihadists.


Amri, 24, took a 10 mile “toughening up” yomp through the countryside of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 23 1015 – exactly one year before his life ended in Milan when police shot him dead.


He was under the supervision of Abu Walaa – real name Abdulaziz Abdullah Abdullah – a top recruiter for Isis who now languishes in jail after being arrested along with several radical cohorts in November last year.


German ministers wants to learn lessons from the intelligence blunder that led Amri to be able to carry out his attack. They have outlined a proposal to electronically tag foreigners, seen as a security risk, according to Mr de Maiziere.


Germany’s entire security laws are under review following the Christmas market attack – ahead of the country’s elections in September.


Mr De Maiziere said that he also wants Germany’s security services to tighten up their procedures to deal with the new threat.