Will the new law on obtaining German citizenship help Yazidi refugees

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After the ethnic cleansing of Yazidi minority in Iraq in 2014, many representatives of the Yazidi people immigrated to Germany. According to preliminary data, about 300,000 Yazidis live in Germany. During this time, many Yazidis have integrated into German society, study, work, pay taxes and invest in the German economy. But to date, there are representatives of Yazidi minority who do not have the legal right to stay in the country, some cannot obtain a residence permit and German citizenship.

The German Ministry of the Interior has sent a draft of the new rules on naturalization conditions to other ministries for information and coordination in preparation for the implementation of the "Modern Naturalization Law", simplifying the conditions for obtaining German citizenship.

Chancellor Schulz's government agreed in its coalition agreement to enact a "modern naturalization law."

Foreigners living in Germany will no longer have to give up their passports to obtain German citizenship, and they will be able to apply for citizenship after just five years of residence in the country in accordance with new rules developed by the German Ministry of the Interior.

The Ministry handed over the draft rules, which were reviewed by the German News Agency (dpa), to other ministries for consideration and approval.

And the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed in its coalition agreement of 2021 to enact a "modern naturalization law". Other aspects of the reform include facilitating the confirmation of German language proficiency for certain categories of foreigners and the abolition of the requirement to pass the naturalization test for those who have reached the age of 67. This also applies to the so-called "guest workers" who arrived in Germany in the fifties of the last century, they did not take any language or integration courses. Assuming that they will later return to their countries of origin, most of whom are from Turkey (Turkish emigrants who have lived in Germany for more than 50 years and have no documents).

Until now, foreigners had to reside in Germany for at least eight years before they could apply for citizenship. According to the draft, the term can be reduced to five years if applicants can prove that they are well integrated into society, for example, by showing outstanding results at school or at work, participating in volunteer work or proving their knowledge of German.

Children born in Germany to foreign parents will no longer have to choose between German citizenship and the citizenship of their parents when they reach adulthood.

It should be noted that these amendments are part of a broad reform of immigration and integration policy in Germany, which is being carried out by the German Government, consisting of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party.

This law gives great opportunities to Yazidi refugees and they should use their rights in time and legitimize their presence in Germany.





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Will the new law on obtaining German citizenship help Yazidi refugees

2023/01/224-1673593102.jpg
Read: 1687     12:30     13 ЯНВАРЬ 2023    

After the ethnic cleansing of Yazidi minority in Iraq in 2014, many representatives of the Yazidi people immigrated to Germany. According to preliminary data, about 300,000 Yazidis live in Germany. During this time, many Yazidis have integrated into German society, study, work, pay taxes and invest in the German economy. But to date, there are representatives of Yazidi minority who do not have the legal right to stay in the country, some cannot obtain a residence permit and German citizenship.

The German Ministry of the Interior has sent a draft of the new rules on naturalization conditions to other ministries for information and coordination in preparation for the implementation of the "Modern Naturalization Law", simplifying the conditions for obtaining German citizenship.

Chancellor Schulz's government agreed in its coalition agreement to enact a "modern naturalization law."

Foreigners living in Germany will no longer have to give up their passports to obtain German citizenship, and they will be able to apply for citizenship after just five years of residence in the country in accordance with new rules developed by the German Ministry of the Interior.

The Ministry handed over the draft rules, which were reviewed by the German News Agency (dpa), to other ministries for consideration and approval.

And the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed in its coalition agreement of 2021 to enact a "modern naturalization law". Other aspects of the reform include facilitating the confirmation of German language proficiency for certain categories of foreigners and the abolition of the requirement to pass the naturalization test for those who have reached the age of 67. This also applies to the so-called "guest workers" who arrived in Germany in the fifties of the last century, they did not take any language or integration courses. Assuming that they will later return to their countries of origin, most of whom are from Turkey (Turkish emigrants who have lived in Germany for more than 50 years and have no documents).

Until now, foreigners had to reside in Germany for at least eight years before they could apply for citizenship. According to the draft, the term can be reduced to five years if applicants can prove that they are well integrated into society, for example, by showing outstanding results at school or at work, participating in volunteer work or proving their knowledge of German.

Children born in Germany to foreign parents will no longer have to choose between German citizenship and the citizenship of their parents when they reach adulthood.

It should be noted that these amendments are part of a broad reform of immigration and integration policy in Germany, which is being carried out by the German Government, consisting of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party.

This law gives great opportunities to Yazidi refugees and they should use their rights in time and legitimize their presence in Germany.





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #yazidisgermany