Don’t Speak German? No Residency: Berlin Says Refugees Must Integrate In Order To Stay
The following is an excerpt from rt.com | March 28, 2016 |
Refugees in Germany could lose their permanent right to residency if they fail to learn German and integrate into society – that is, if a new draft law proposed by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is put into practice.
Around one million asylum seekers arrived in Germany in 2015,according to government officials, while de Maiziere believes a further 100,000 have arrived in the country since the New Year. Germany is seen as an attractive destination for refugees due to its perceived generous benefits schemes. However, the German interior minister says he wants to see refugees contributing to society.
“For those who refuse to learn German, for those who refuse to allow their relatives to integrate – for instance women or girls – for those who reject job offers: for them, there cannot be an unlimited settlement permit after three years,” he told ARD television, as cited by Reuters.
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