Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants this year

Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country by the end of this year, according to a top immigration official.

Frank-Juergen Weise, head of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, told state-run Bild daily that the authorities would struggle if more people came, BBC reported on Sunday.

Weise said Germany would try to get as many of them on the job market as possible.

But “the migrants’ integration in German society would take a long time and cost a lot”, he added.

According to the German Interior Ministry, more than 390,000 people applied for asylum in the first six months of 2016, BBC reported.

However, a recent poll showed just over half of Germans thought Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant policy was bad. Support for anti-immigrant groups has risen.

On Saturday, members of a far-right movement scaled Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and unfurled a banner to protest against what they called the “Islamisation” of Germany, BBC added.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here