Germany now has a “chances right of residence”. 130,000 rejected asylum seekers are allowed to stay. The traffic light is happy about a “paradigm shift” in foreigner policy. The Union speaks of “deception”.

The traffic light coalition gives 130,000 rejected but tolerated asylum seekers a chance. You now have 18 months to meet the requirements for permanent residence in Germany.

For this they have to prove German language skills and that they can stand on their own two feet. Adis Ahmetovic from Bosnia-Herzegovina has already had this chance – after coming off 18 toleration decisions.

Just like an explicit request from the German state to leave the Federal Republic. Ahmetovic was not deported – and made it into the German Bundestag for the SPD.

Just like Muhanad Al-Halak, who was born in Iraq, made it to the sewage foreman in Germany and now sits in the Bundestag for the FDP.

Where he defended the new “opportunity right of residence” above all against the CSU: If someone like him managed to stand here now, then that could not be a “problem”.

This is how the liberal reacted to Horst Seehofer’s statement as Federal Minister of the Interior that migration was the “mother of all problems”.

The difference between the Union and AfD on the one hand, and the SPD, Greens, FDP and Left on the other can be summarized as follows: center left – the FDP belongs on this side when it comes to foreigner policy – “humanity” comes before “order”, on the right in the middle is “order” before “humanity”. On the left they emphasize the opportunities, on the right the risks of immigration.

Unlike in the case of citizen income, where the Union changed a law of the traffic light coalition, i.e. cooperated, this cooperation between government and opposition in migration policy is simply impossible.

There are clear ideological lines that the parties don’t want to leave either – except for four handfuls of CDU parliamentarians from the liberal wing, who find the traffic light law in order to make residence rights out of chain tolerations.

Half of them come from North Rhine-Westphalia, they have always tended to be pro-immigrant. Armin Laschet, for example, was integration minister in North Rhine-Westphalia before he became prime minister in North Rhine-Westphalia and then failed as a CDU candidate for chancellor. His nickname was “Turkish Armin”, which was meant half mockingly, half appreciatively.

There are liberals in the CDU, but also professing Christians, like Hermann Gröhe, the former Minister of Social Affairs. And Merkelians – all 19 supported the “welcome culture” of the former Chancellor in 2015.

The fact that they abstained from voting on the traffic light law in the Bundestag must be seen as a setback for parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz – since his faux pas with the “social tourism” of Ukrainian refugees, the CDU chairman has clearly tried to maneuver himself out of the right-wing corner. In which he is now, thanks to the dissenters from his own party, once again.

None of the Christian-Liberals were allowed to speak in the Bundestag, the “director” left the stage to the law-and-order people. And they pointed out, like CSU woman Andrea Lindholz, that the traffic light also rewards asylum “cheaters” by allowing them to stay here permanently.

After all, they would have violated the legal system – for example by concealing their origin and identity. That’s why CSU woman Silke Launert spoke of an “amnesty law”: “Those who have deceived for a long time will benefit.”

She quoted the Federal Constitutional Court. A legal system that takes itself seriously should not be allowed to award prizes for self-disregard. “It creates incentives to violate the law.”

In short: “The honest one should not be the stupid one.” The many references from traffic light politicians to this, in business, in crafts, for example, were highly valued by refugees, one should not “deport the wrong people”, countered Union people with who had work , may stay now.

SPD, Greens and FDP always speak of the “integrated” who are now being given a chance. CDU chief domestic politician Alexander Throm countered that anyone who had deceived the authorities in the Federal Republic about their origins could hardly have been integrated.

He also pointed out that only around a quarter of those who were tolerated were gainfully employed. Integrated younger foreigners should be given the chance of a right to stay, even if they have only been in Germany for three years. Or even if they are not yet 27 years old.

This increases the number of applicants for the right to stay, fear the Union’s domestic politicians, from the young rejected asylum seekers who enjoy protection from deportation.

In addition, this creates an incentive for further migration. Silke Launert, the CSU woman from Upper Franconia: “We can’t invite the whole world.”