Germany’s refugees — and there are many — will by and large be on the public dole for life, according to a new study provided labor officials.
Aydan Ozoguz, the country’s commissioner for imigration, refugees and integration, said in an interview with the Financial Times that only a quarter of those being granted shelter in Germany would ever make it to the self-sufficiency stage.
For the rest?
Public assistance and taxpayer benefits would be their lifetime reward, he said.
From the Express:
“The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree.
“It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent.
“Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed, meaning they not only have no work but are not enrolled in any training programmes or language courses — up 27 per cent on last July.
“The figures will be hard to swallow for Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor in elections this September.
“Ms Merkel’s poll ratings plummeted in 2015 when she responded to Europe’s migrant crisis by announcing a deeply unpopular open-door policy.
“It was hoped the arrival of so many working-age, highly-motivated immigrants would help end Germany’s skills shortage and solve a demographic crisis posed by its dangerously low birth rate.
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