FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr calls for a radical change in German migration policy. In an interview with the “Augsburger Allgemeine”, Dürr complained that Germany had problems integrating refugees into the labor market. That must change quickly.

In order to counteract the worsening labor shortage, the FDP is counting on a significant increase in immigration to Germany. “I want to say it very clearly: Germany has had a serious demographic crisis for years that is threatening our prosperity, and that applies to all generations,” said FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr in an interview with the “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Tuesday edition).

He advocated completely realigning migration policy. Nine out of ten migrants come to Germany as refugees, only one as a migrant worker. “What has infuriated people in the past is that we have invited people into the welfare state, but not into the labor market. And we have to reverse that,” said Dürr. Immigrants in this country who cannot live from the work of their hands or who become criminals “must leave the country immediately”.

The leader of the Liberal parliamentary group wants to make immigration a focus of traffic light policy in the coming year. He is confident that a modern migration policy will meet with broad public approval. According to labor market researchers, between 300,000 and 400,000 immigrants per year would have to enter the German labor market in order to be able to compensate for the shortage of staff over the next few decades.