Recent studies have delivered a negative development on the integration of Germany’s immigrants, concluding that an alarmingly high percentage of them live in a parallel world with poor prospects of a good education and career opportunity. Especially Turkish immigrants in Germany still have a long way to go.
The study presented on Monday by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development is based on annual population statistics and finds that Turks in particular, have problems with integrating, even after decades of living in Germany.
It became obvious that foreigners who come to live in Germany tend to remain strangers, even after 50 years and three generations in some cases. There are even problems among those who hold German passports. Even they are not recognized by other Germans as “German citizens.”
This is definetely a disturbing trend for Germany. The country needs immigrants because Germans are facing a strong demographic problem. They are not having enough children and therefore population is shrinking and aging and its productivity is in danger. If the immigrants, who tend to have more children, are poorly educated and can’t find jobs, they’ll end up costing the state money rather than supporting it.
Turks as citizens and foreigners
at the same time! source: thelocal.de
Sources: spiegel.de, fuldaerzeitung.de