In an interview with Germany’s Tagesspiegel, Giesel said the plan would be “a strong political signal to all those who think ‘who wants to expel refugees from the country should attack them’.
Giesel added the plans to drop deportation charges are aimed to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Germany, and to make clear to the perpetrators that their attacks would “achieve the opposite” effect.
Smoke marks can be seen after far-right protestors attacked a Mosque in east Germany last year
Whoever is subjected to far-right violence [enjoys] double protection from us and will not be deported
Officials claim around 860 of the attacks – almost 80 per cent – had a far-right background.
The figure includes 371 cases of property damage, 211 hate speech incidents and 66 arson attacks, according to German newspaper Die Welt.
Meanwhile, the national government has warned it could stop offering aid to countries which refuse to take back unwanted migrants.
A Syrian teen died following a refugee camp attack in Bremen on New Year’s Eve
Following last month’s Berlin Christmas market attack which left 12 people dead, German officials are under pressure to tackle the country’s migrant crisis more effectively.
There was intense criticism after it emerged Anis Amri, the man who ploughed a lorry into tables and stands at the capital’s winter market on December 21, had been on a number of police watch lists before he committed the horrific attack.