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Regularisation of Illegal Stay in Germany: ‘Opportunity’ Residence Permit Bill

Germany has about eight different regularisation channels already. The governing coalition plans to extend them further. They have presented Bill on what they call an ‘opportunity residence permit’, which gives everyone who has been residing in the country for five years the prospect of regularisation if they fulfil several conditions during a one-year waiting period. In a podcast with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Daniel Thym discusses the new proposal (in German, starting at 6’30…

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Project for a German Points‘ System

Demographic change suddenly became tangible when airports and restaurants across Germany had to reduce services in response to a lack of workers. Labor shortages reinforced the call for legislative amendments, in addition to the reform of the Blue Card Directive agreed upon in Brussels earlier this year. In a guest essay to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German), Daniel Thym explains where the project of a points’ system could add value. There is room for liberalisation not so much with…

Vortrag: Das Ende von Dublin

Gemeinsam mit der Refugee Law Clinic hat das Forschungszentrum Ausländer- und Asylrecht an der Universität Konstanz für einen Gastvortrag Dr. Constantin Hruschka zum Thema „Das Ende von Dublin? Aktuelle Reformvorschläge und Entwicklungen bei der Verteilung von Schutzssuchenden in Europa“ gewinnen können, der beim Max Planck Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik in München tätig und ist vielfältig zum deutschen und europäischen Asylrecht publizierte.

Advisory Council on Highly Skilled Migration

Adoption of the Researchers Directive 2005/71/EC was an important step towards the termination of the 'zero immigration' policies, which the Member States had pursued from the 1970s onwards. Research institutions may sponsor the entry and stay of third country nationals to be admitted for work purposes. In Germany, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) was given the task of accrediting research institutions. An Advisory Council under the chairmanship of Daniel Thym supports the…

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