Debate on immigration legislation Scholz speaks out after long asylum procedures for "lane change"
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Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to offer unsuccessful asylum seekers a job perspective if they have had a long process. Rejection comes from the Union. Even with child support there is a new push.
I In the debate on an immigration law, deputy chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) argues that rejected asylum seekers get a job perspective when they have had a long process. The CSU and parts of the CDU reject this because they fear that this would attract more asylum seekers. "The objection is not necessarily wrong, but does not take into account that the asylum procedure still takes too long for us", Scholz told Bild am Sonntag. Necessary are faster and more effective procedures. "Those who are rejected within a few months can and must leave the country."
Conditions for a so-called "lane change" rejected asylum seekers from asylum to immigration law must have good integration, good knowledge of German and a job according to the SPD. "Chefs and colleagues often like to keep them in the company, and we have to make that possible," said Scholz.
Scholz sharply criticizes the current deportation practice: "Something goes wrong, it is incomprehensible that people who are well integrated, work and earn their living are being deported, and that has to change." In some places, refugees seemed were about to graduate, to be deported. It gives the impression that it is more likely that the law is violated. "This is contrary to our moral standards."
Federal Minister of Finance wants to extend the control of child support
The Minister of Finance also makes a new proposal in the area of child support: the federal government wants to extend the checks on child benefit payments to other EU countries. "In 268,000 cases child benefit flows in other EU countries," says Olaf Scholz (SPD) of "Bild am Sonntag". "In more than 90 percent of the cases everything works correctly, but we have to consistently fight the existing abuse, we strengthen the controls and we are working on new legal rules to improve the efficiency of controls."
The number of children in other EU countries receiving child benefit from Germany have increased in recent years. This raises the fear that people, for example from Eastern European countries, come specifically to Germany to receive local child support and their high child support. Mayors complained in recent weeks about an increase in child money fraud and gang structures from Eastern Europe.