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The new immigration law, the first of three planned for the coming year, comes as wage demands reach levels not seen in decades and as the giant engineering groups that power Europe's largest economy plead for more immigration.
"We want to create a modern immigration law," said Interior Minister Nancy Faeser on Wednesday.
Late last year, the German economy was estimated to be short of some 400,000 workers, and bottlenecks have only grown since.
Earlier, auto components maker Continental urged the government to come up with a process for "managed" immigration of skilled workers, adding that it needed 2,500 new people each year and faced shortages in software and logistics especially.
In another indication of growing cost pressure, unions at Volkswagen demanded an 8% pay hike for workers.
Under the new rules, people who have lived in Germany for five years with "tolerated" status - typically people whose asylum applications have been rejected - will be given a year to meet the requirements for full residency by finding a job, showing they speak German and proving their identity.
Young people below age 27 will, under certain circumstances, be able to apply for permanent residence after just two years.
The law will also attempt to make Germany a more attractive destination for migrants by making it easier for foreign workers to bring their families. In particular, German language requirements will be dropped for accompanying family members.
The coalition that took office at the end of last year promised a dramatic overhaul https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-plans-cultural-revolution-immigration-youth-gender-2021-11-24 of the country's antiquated immigration policy. Two future packages are planned that will introduce a points-based entry system for foreign workers and make it easier to gain citizenship.
A spokesman of the Red Crescent said that 84 migrants were rescued and more than 40 others were missing after a boat carrying 127 migrants sank off the coast of Zarzis.
Most of the victims of Thursday's truck crash in southern Mexico that killed at least 54 people and injured dozens more were Guatemalan migrants, authorities said on Friday. People spilled from the truck carrying an estimated 166 people after it flipped over on a curve outside the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas.
Thousands of undocumented immigrants were waiting in fear and uncertainty ahead of nationwide raids Sunday that President Donald Trump said would lead to a wave of expulsions.
Humanitarian organisations have accused the Libyan coast guard and European authorities of failing to meet their responsibilities to save lives. A Libyan coast guard official told The Associated Press that they searched for the boat but could not find it with their limited resources.
The announcement of their abolition came a day after Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that "both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the issue)" of whether the law requiring women to cover their heads needs to be changed.
Sheikha Bodour was astonished to find out that only one woman had presided over the International Publishers Association since its inception in 1896
"During an intense exchange of fire, a notorious terrorist commander named Muhammad Noor alias Sarakai was killed," said the ISPR, adding that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist.
The UN body and its partners are also working with the Syrian government, host countries and other stakeholders to address refugees' concerns about safety and security, livelihoods and housing once they return, it added.