SUMMARY: Faeser assembles the first migration package: many that are tolerated can stay | News

BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – This Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a proposal for the coalition’s planned introduction of the so-called residence permits. The draft, which was sent to states and associations on Tuesday for comments, provides for an initial one-year right of residence for people with tolerated stay, including an extension of detention pending deportation for certain offenders from three months to a maximum of six months.

“We want to launch the first migration package before the summer break,” Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) said in Berlin. The right of residence is intended for those who, from 1 January 2022, “have been living in Germany for five years or more and are well integrated, but have only Duldung – we want to give them a chance to obtain a solid residence permit here,” continued the minister. According to the Ministry of the Interior, on December 31, 2021, there were 242,029 tolerated foreigners in Germany, of which 104,444 for over five years.

According to the draft, only those who “are obliged to respect the free democratic fundamental order of the Federal Republic of Germany and the legal and social order of the Federal Republic of Germany” and who have not been convicted of a serious intentional crime should benefit from the regulation. Another requirement for those wishing to avail of the Regulation is that “their deportation shall not be suspended because of their own false statements or because of fraud as to their identity or nationality.” Pro Asyl objected: “In practice, we regularly observe how difficult it is for many refugees to clarify their identity and obtain a passport.”

Green migration expert Filiz Polat said it was important for her party to “finally end the degrading chain tolerance and open up prospects for people.” The rules so far have come to nothing: “People who have been tolerated usually cannot meet the necessary requirements because most of them are banned from work or do not have access to integration courses.”

The draft also includes simplifications regarding family reunification for foreigners who come to Germany as skilled workers. Moreover, more people should have access to integration and professional language courses.

“Germany is a country of immigration and must become much more attractive as such,” said Stephan Thomae, parliamentary director of the FDP parliamentary group. Therefore, the next migration package should simplify the requirements for immigration with an employment contract. With the introduction of the “credit card based job opportunity card”, a new way of finding a job for immigrants must be created.

“With this bill, traffic lights are starting anew in migration and integration policy,” said Sebastian Hartmann, spokesman for the internal policy of the SPD parliamentary group. He announced: “We are still examining the project in detail in the parliamentary procedure so that the practice actually receives clear and uncomplicated regulations, and the victims finally have the prospect of a safe life in Germany.”

Faeser emphasized that she wanted to introduce further migration reform projects agreed in the coalition agreement to the cabinet in the fall or winter. The coalition agreement provides, inter alia, facilitating naturalization.

AfD national politician Gottfried Curio said: “The bottom line is that this kind of uncontrolled immigration will turn out to be a strong net negative business for the Germans.”

In the draft of the Ministry of the Interior we read: “The elements of humanity and order are interdependent.” Left-wing internal affairs expert Clara Bünger does not agree. She said that the words of Faeser’s predecessor Horst Seehofer (CSU) continued without hesitation and did not support the announced paradigm shift in migration policy./abc/DP/jha

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