New German Immigration Laws, and how they affect skilled labour.

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New German Immigration Laws

The New German Immigration Laws make it easy for Non-EU nationals to get a job in Germany. The German government came up with new immigration laws in order to increase skilled workers. This because of the ageing working population. Germany needs extra 260,000 skilled workers every year. Due to this, the government has come up with an agreement on the immigration issue. This favours skilled workers especially in an occupation where workers are lacking.

Angela Merkel’s government has reached a deal on the immigration issue. According to Deutsche Welle Newspaper, the focus was on:

  • Immigration law for skilled workers
  • Non-EU citizens can look for work in Germany
  • Criteria for immigration: qualifications and demand in the labour market
  • Asylum and labour migration should be separate

Non-EU citizens with adequate training and education in a particular field will find it easier to move to Germany. As a result, non-EU citizens have to provide their qualification and their German employment contract to get a visa.

Job seekers will now have 6 months to find a job in Germany. In addition, German companies in every sector can now recruit workers out of the EU. This is unlike before when they could only recruit only workers from particular sectors.

Because of this law, rejected asylum seekers can get a job and consequently get a residence permit. This is important for rejected asylum seekers who have already integrated into society.

Watch this video to know more on the new German Immigration Law:

GERMANY’S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW | moving and working in Germany

Reactions to the New German Immigration Laws

Steffen Kampeter, The chief executive of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations believes that the agreement is important for Germany’s economic competitiveness. He believes that Germany has to depend on foreign skilled workers to maintain its economic situation.

During a press conference in Berlin, Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Interior Minister expresses himself, saying that the new law would set clear rules. β€œOn one hand, it would satisfy the needs of the German businesses for employing skilled workers from third countries. On the other hand, it would also enable controlled, orderly immigration,” he said. He was as clear, as he was eloquent. He believes the legislation will significantly reduce illegal migration.

However, opposition in Germany’s parliament does not share these views. “Instead of simplification and easing for migrants,” the coalition’s agreement just creates “more bureaucracy and opaque regulations,” said Green party migration expert Filiz Polat.

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