“do you Speak English with the child!” Martin Geiger is married to a Russian woman, and that was one of the sets, the will not be missed in the family. Now, since you all live in Canada and not in Germany.
“That would make in Canada, no one,” says Geiger. In his homeland, however, people were irritated, to put it mildly, if a woman holds shopping with her daughter in Russian. FOL
Geiger is a Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, is conducting research on the topic of Migration. And power as immigrants every day. “Colleagues of mine, for example, come from Africa and are married to an Asian woman, this is a matter of course. In Germany, the people would turn around in some places,” he says. His voice goes high in this idea.
In Canada, Migration is a vehicle –
Migration as a vehicle, as a Chance, the Professor Geiger is on. And he quickly makes it clear: If Germany wants to learn something from Canada, it must run differently than in the past. 14 countries, 14 Reporter – solutions, which can be for our society as a model
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“A distinct tourism” of the German top-politicians in Canada have given it last, says Geiger. Of SPD people had come, including the then Greens leader Cem Özdemir, Geiger is a sought-after contact person. And in 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent her former CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber to Ottawa. His Mission was the answer to the question: Can adapt to Germany, the canadian points immigration system?
Tauber had the important role of volunteers in the head, without the would work in Canada. Integration is a task for the whole society: There are numerous mentor as a helper for immigrants, private and religious organizations take care of the newcomers, encouraged by the state. These so-called “Private Sponsors” have been integrated since the Start of the program in 1979, about 300,000 immigrants.
What is the German policy fails in Geiger’s eyes so far: “In Germany there is a Belief: We need a System, and it should immediately work. There was a huge Outcry, and probably a political crisis, when, after a year, that something has gone wrong.”
Germany may scandal on deficits
plunge to overcome this, the German’s own obstacles that need to be fulfilled two conditions: they are not more likely to fall first, on the issue of immigration in such a way on deficits, such as, for example, the supposed BAMF in Bremen. You would have to accept setbacks. And, secondly, to see that they had initially put a lot of work into it before you get a profitable immigration system. The Canadians needed after the introduction of the decades, for their most important findings.
In the case of “Townhall Meetings” to talk citizens with their local politicians every month about Immigration: Where crunches it straight? What are we proud of? How many new immigrants we need in the next time? Which professions are in demand?
On a small level, the German policy is trying at the Canada-model: In Baden-Württemberg, German Federal employment Agency and Federal Ministry of labour test since 2016 is a points system, in the autumn of 2019, the program ends for the time being.
here the first German weaknesses in the implementation: In the first two years, only 15 were placed in employment, the employment Agency, on demand, for example, a construction worker from Morocco or a dental technician from Pakistan educators from South America. The project is expected to be much too unknown. In addition, it will take too long, work experience or qualifications from abroad recognised.
politics is moving extremely slowly,
, at the Latest, in September 2019, the immigration law will come into force. How, exactly, the experience of Baden-Württemberg to be incorporated with, don’t know the Federal Agency for work. This is in spite of big announcements still to be opaque, which is the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, Federal Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, and Federal Minister of the interior, Horst Seehofer, plan carefully.
On the Central questions had the three at the beginning of October, no reply, when you presented the key points of the law: Which level is in need of candidates? Who checks that? What are the criteria for professionals who do not yet have a Job in Germany? How is it prevented that immigrants end up in the social systems? In Canada, there is a clear set of criteria and quick results.
in Spite of the shortage of skilled workers would also need to be in business for many convinced of the need for controlled immigration. But by whom? The Grand coalition has brought an immigration bill on the way, the Union has deleted the most courageous measures. Also the SPD has been adopted by many Parts of your Plan by 2016. Under the leadership of the then political group leaders Thomas Oppermann she didn’t want to introduce a points system to do with CDU/CSU.
the Federal government has What is agreed to now, is a little bit of this and of bureaucracy, obstacles for professionals to reduce access to vocational training to improve and for all, never the Germans at a disadvantage, or forget.
: as Long as Germany’s top politicians themselves do not believe in the success and, instead, quick solutions from the fairy tale land, you can pull anyone.
5 criteria for success of a points system in Germany
SPD-close to Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has identified in October 2015, the five main criteria for the success of a points system in Germany:
1. Germany must agree, if candidates need prior to your entry already has a job commitment or not.
2. There must be effective rules for occupations in which there is a particularly large shortage of skilled workers or apprentices. It is first of all, regardless of whether a high school is provided the conclusion, all occupations are equal can be assessed.
3. The most suitable is an Online process, such as currently in Canada, Australia or new Zealand. In Canada also rejected candidates remain for twelve months in the System, so that companies, depending on the requirement in regular “Round Tables”, in consultation with the policy in hindsight from this Pool can use.
4. Regional differences must be taken into account in the demand.
5. Germany would have to advertise abroad and offensively for the immigration of appropriate workers.
either way, Germany will have to get used to that, that immigration is in the future a right. Such as in Canada. So people like Martin Geiger come soon and not only adopt. All of the stories from the series of “14 countries, 14 Reporter”
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