Federal Minister of the Interior: Migration: Nancy Faeser is planning new rules for naturalization

People with a migration background should be naturalized more easily. The Federal Minister of the Interior is apparently planning new rules for this.

Shorter waiting times, special rules for children and the elderly, the right to retain the old citizenship: Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) apparently wants the conditions for naturalizations facilitate in Germany. As the “Bild” newspaper reported on Friday, citing a switching conference between the ministry and the responsible departments of the federal states, children born in Germany to foreign parents, for example, should automatically receive German citizenship if one parent has had “his lawful ordinary parent” for five years Residence‚ÄĚ in Germany.

Migration: Naturalization should be possible more quickly

According to the report, the duration up to naturalization be reduced from the current eight to five years. In the case of “special integration achievements”, naturalization is possible after just three years, “Bild” quotes participants in the meeting. What is meant by this was not initially known. The obligation to give up one’s previous citizenship is also to be abolished. Also read: Why the European asylum system is failing

According to Faeser’s plans, people over the age of 67 should no longer have the previously required language certificates have to submit. Instead, the “ability to communicate verbally” should be sufficient in the future. Previously, you also had to prove extensive knowledge of the Federal Republic for naturalization. This requirement is to be removed for senior citizens in the future. More on the subject: Migration expert warns of a “historic flight winter” in view of the Ukraine war

But nothing has been decided yet: the proposed legislation is still in its infancy, and the traffic light coalition still has to come to an agreement internally. But there is already criticism from the opposition. “The German passport must not become junk,” said the parliamentary manager of the Union faction in the Bundestag, Thorsten Frei (CDU). The deputy leader of the parliamentary group, Andrea Lindholz (CSU), said that migrants in Germany would be “taken away from a great incentive to integrate”. (mja/with afp)

This article first appeared on morgenpost.de.

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