Monday, July 28, 2014
The new land of opportunity for immigrants? Germany
Anthony Faiola of the Washngton Post reports that, unlike the United States, Britain, and France, in Germany, the government is rolling out a red carpet by simplifying immigration procedures, funding free language classes, even opening “ welcome centers” for newcomers looking to carve out a piece of the German dream. In the rankings of the globe’s most prosperous countries, this economic powerhouse of 82 million has now leapfrogged Canada, Britain, Italy and Spain to become the largest destination for immigrants after the United States, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.