The Federal government wants to reduce the barriers for the immigration of skilled workers. In addition, new opportunities for certain refugees with Job to be created. For the first time in the history of the Federal Republic will be brought to two laws, the rules of the immigration in the German labour market. Due to the growing shortage of skilled workers will not have to fix with workers from Germany and the EU.
interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) and Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) presented the two draft laws in the Federal press conference in Berlin. Seehofer said the package was coming "just at the right time, because the economy is already battling against the shortage of skilled workers". Altmaier said it was a "historic day".
The Grand coalition had agreed in the course of the asylum proceedings in the summer to bring the project within this year by the Cabinet. The last Cabinet meeting of the year today, Wednesday, was the last opportunity.
"you Need to add me before Christmas still in pain?"
Although there had been an agreement between Seehofer, healing and Altmaier, however, this met with a sharp contradiction in the case of the CDU-interior politicians. They demanded a clearer separation of labour migration from the right to asylum. Therefore, the Cabinet decided now two separate bills: in addition to the skilled workers immigration law, there should be an employment toleration act.
The skilled workers immigration law is aimed at professionals from Non-EU countries. In future they should be allowed to work for six months to enter Germany to go on a job search. In addition to the previous restriction on bottleneck occupations. The new rules were "modern" and "non-bureaucratic", said Seehofer.
The separate law on acquiescence with employment and training concerns rejected asylum-seekers. From this group may not be deported, who met several criteria: It must work for at least 18 months, his living self-denying, must not have a criminal record, and the identity must be clarified beyond doubt. A secure residence permit, which goes beyond a tolerance, should be after at least 30 months. "In essence, it means that we are not Wrong to deport," said healing.
On the question of whether Germany was officially a country of immigration, replied Seehofer with a kind of joke: "you Need to add me before Christmas still in pain?" The term "country of immigration" is a Conservative controversial. The Minister stressed that skilled labour immigration is only a special case of immigration.