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Ongoing Debates about a German ‘Immigration Act’

October 2017

Ever since the winter of 2015/16, immigration and asylum have been one of the hottest political topics in Germany. Corresponding rules and policies played a prominent role in the election campaign, in which several parties called for the adoption of an ‘Immigration Act’ (Éinwanderungsgesetz) with new rules on economic migration. In several contributions, Daniel Thym discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of such an immigration act, including the potential of a German ‘points...

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