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    Germany to Deport More Migrants Amid Cologne Sex Assaults

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    The number of migrants to be deported from Germany is due to increase as the country's authorities tighten deportation rules in the wake of the recent mass sexual assaults and attacks in Cologne on the New Year's Eve, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Maas announced plans to ease the deportation procedure for migrants accused of sexual assaults.

    The measure was deemed necessary after hundreds of women in the German city of Cologne were reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted on the New Year's Eve by groups of aggressive men, allegedly of Arab and North African origin.

    Several similar incidents were reported on the same day in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin.

    "There definitely will be more deportations due to legislature changes, as we are reducing deportation requirements," Maas told the ARD broadcaster in an interview.

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