Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
March 26, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Debates on migration in Germany are older than the Federal Republic itself. Recent debates evolve around whether a new immigration law is needed and what it should look like to meet the country's needs for skilled migrants.
The so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015 led to the omnipresence of the topic of migration in the political debate, not least because the newly elected right-wing party as well as other politicians have taken controversial positions in the discussion.
Seeing itself under increased external pressure, the German government presented a draft for a new law on labor migration in 2018. Johannes Vogel, a member of the German Bundestag for the Free Democratic Party, will address whether these efforts are sufficient to provide Germany with a transparent and functioning immigration legislation.