German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed with local government heads – today, Tuesday – on a series of measures aimed at making Germany less attractive. for immigrantsis scheduled to take effect next year.
The measures that will be taken to tighten Germany’s immigration policy include reducing financial aid allocated to immigrants, as every foreigner who arrives at an initial reception center receives food and housing, in addition to 182 euros in cash every month, to meet his necessary personal needs.
A card will be created that allows migrants to buy what they need from stores by the end of January 2024, in order to prevent asylum seekers from sending the amount granted to them to their country of origin.
Asylum seekers will have to wait for 36 months instead of 18 months to benefit from the financial increase granted to them when they leave the initial reception center under the new procedures, as asylum seekers were distributed among several residences and received monthly sums of money amounting to 410 euros for a single person and 738 euros for a couple, then It rises after 18 months to 502 euros per person and 902 euros per couple.
Germany will also extend a measure announced last October, stipulating the strengthening of inspection procedures on the borders with Poland, Czechia and Switzerland, with the aim of limiting the access of foreigners to its territory.
The new procedures included accelerating the process of examining asylum applications, to last 6 months, including appeals before the court.
The municipalities responsible for receiving refugees warned of the disappearance of their absorptive capacity with the increase in the number of refugees last year, with the arrival of one million refugees from Ukraine, in addition to refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
It is expected that these measures will benefit the party.Alternative for Germany“The right-winger who excelled in two local elections last month, especially since he achieved his electoral successes by exploiting the asylum issue, especially with the complaints of the federal states about their inability to deal with more asylum seekers.