german chancellor olaf scholz oks stricter migration policy; see details
Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany, has agreed to adopt stricter measures to deal with a large number of illegal migrants arriving in Germany.
Germany has been gripped by rising levels of irregular migration. Migrant arrivals put a strain on local services. Most migrants come from Germany’s land borders with Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Illegal migrant entries into Germany this year are set to be the highest since 2016 as the country remains a top destination for migrants and asylum seekers.
The effect of migration policy on migrants in Germany
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has approved ‘historic’ measures to tackle illegal migration in the country. In the early hours of Tuesday, Olaf Scholz said that the measures would restrict social benefits for illegal migrants and provide more federal funding for local communities.
He said the decisions amounted to a “historic moment” for Germany. He said that the measures would help speed up asylum procedures.
What can migrants expect in Germany?
Migrants can expect restrictions on social benefits provided to them. Cutting social benefits provided to migrants equated to letting asylum seekers and migrants living in poverty.
Julian Pahlke, the Green party’s migration expert, said, “The migration policy will simply increase social tensions and make integration even more difficult.”
The measures can also cut funding for migrants living in Germany. Migrants will have to manage everything on their own.
The measures aim to clamp down on illegal immigration in Germany. The country also aims to set up asylum processing centers outside the EU (European Union).
Germany’s new asylum package aims to set ambitious targets to speed up deportations. Migrants will be sent to their home countries under the new policy.
The German Chancellor said that illegal immigration to Germany was an “undeniably great challenge.”
This comes after Italy announced a deal to build two migrant centers in northwest Albania. Giorgia Meloni, the Prime Minister of Italy, and Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, announced the deal.
Migrant centers in Albania will house unaccompanied migrants rescued at sea by Italian boats. It will host tens of thousands of illegal migrants. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that the plan would not apply to pregnant migrant women, migrant children and vulnerable people.