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New left-wing German government to open doors for massive chain migration

Germany’s new left-wing coalition government has pledged to increase immigration to Germany by allowing more migrants to bring family members into the country, a phenomenon known as chain migration.

The coalition plan between the Social Democrats (SPD) led by new Chancellor Olaf Sholz, the Free Democrats (FPD) and the Greens will radically change Germany’s immigration policy, with the coalition parties agreeing to create more of legal migration routes in the hope of deterring illegal migration.

According to a report by the European Union-funded InfoMigrants news site, the new left-wing coalition, dubbed the “traffic light” coalition, will not only allow more recognized refugees to bring members of their family in Germany, but will also allow those who enjoy subsidiary protection – a lesser form of refugee status generally granted to those threatened with harm if they return to their country – to do the same.

Subsidiary protection accounts for a large proportion of migrants who have obtained some form of residence in Germany, with figures for 2019 alone showing that 19,419 people received subsidiary protection against 45,053 who were granted refugee status this year. -the.

The coalition has also agreed to try to reduce waiting times for asylum applications, while saying it will work to ensure that those illegally in Germany are expelled from the country.

Another major change expected in Germany’s migration policy is a proposal to create “humanitarian corridors” for those fleeing their country, such as Afghans fleeing the Taliban regime.

Some have claimed that up to three million Afghan nationals may attempt to reach Europe in the near future after the country fell to the Taliban in August.

The coalition agreement will also allow all migrants living in Germany for five years the right to a one-year residence permit as long as they do not have a criminal record. Some who have been in Germany for as little as three years may also be eligible for German citizenship.

The coalition also wants to introduce measures to allow residents to hold dual citizenship with other countries. Under the current system, those who apply for German nationality are often forced to renounce their former nationality, with a few exceptions.

The populist anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) criticized the new coalition’s immigration policies on Friday, issuing a statement saying the proposal “opens the floodgates and promotes the abolition of Germany.” Instead of ending illegal immigration, the coalition simply wants to legalize all possible abuses.

“As our European partners struggle to secure the EU’s external border, the new German government is kicking them in the back and urging illegal migration. This policy will not only tear our country and its social systems apart, but will also dangerously deepen the division of Europe, ”said AfD co-leader Tino Chrupalla.

The three parties “at the traffic lights”, the Social Democrats (SPD) (red), the Libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) (yellow) and the Greens, announced earlier this week a coalition agreement after months of talks following the September elections which saw the SPD emerge as the largest party in the country.

The election also saw outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffer its worst electoral result in history, with chancellor candidate Armin Laschet failing to inspire voters. The result also came after a number of problems in recent years with those trying to succeed Merkel as party leader.

The new coalition will end 16 years of center-right rule under Chancellor Merkel and is expected to usher in a new era for Germany in terms of relations with the European Union and the world as a whole.

The exact details of Germany’s new foreign policy and its policy towards other European Union member states remain unclear, but members of coalition parties, such as the Greens, have supported the actions of the EU against states ruled by conservatives such as Poland and Hungary in the past.

Others, like SPD co-leader Saskia Esken, have also openly supported groups like the far-left extremist group Antifa.

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