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German Vice Chancellor Forecasts 1 Million Refugees This Year

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the country may see an influx of 1 million refugees this year, more than previously estimated, as housing capacity for migrants becomes “nearly exhausted.”

“There is much to indicate that we’ll take on not 800,000 refugees this year, as the Interior Ministry has forecast, but one million,” Gabriel said in a letter to his Social Democratic party members on Monday. State leaders have indicated that housing capacity for refugees is “nearly exhausted.”