A report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has found that Germany's requirements for low- and medium-skilled immigrant labor are far too high, and could be hampering real economic growth.
Germany has a "key-point" plan for a new immigration law to fill its desperate shortage of skilled workers. But what will the proposed law entail – and how will it compare to systems in other countries?
German Cabinet members have agreed to the main points of a new skilled immigration law, according to media reports. But leading politicians disagree on offering job prospects to well-integrated immigrants denied asylum.
Senator Fraser Anning delivered a racist speech to parliament, which has drawn condemnation. The freshman senator defended his use of the term "final solution" referring to a vote on immigration.
Exceptions for EU citizens and refugees have led to more naturalized Germans holding two passports in recent years. Some nations prohibit or make it difficult for nationals to give up citizenship when becoming German.
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