Economics Minister Robert Habach (Greens) wants to continue relying on migrants to deal with Germany’s shortage of skilled workers. He is concerned about the negative attitude of immigration officials, which could make the search for “skilled workers” more difficult. Where can this attitude come from among officials who deal with migrants every day? In Habach’s opinion, is it the fault of immigration authorities that declared “skilled workers” stay away from abroad?
There is a shortage of skilled workers in many industries. Vacancies, for example in the health system, in the education sector, in the skilled professions or in the MINT sector, sometimes cannot be filled. There is also a shortage of workers in the accommodation and catering sectors. Instead of creating better working and living conditions in Germany and thus curbing the migration of well-educated people abroad, the government is relying on foreign “skilled workers”. Since politicians always say that well-trained workers will come to the country by taking advantage of the asylum system rather than by migrating legally, it is clear to critical observers that the main objective here is to encourage mass migration.
Now the Green federal economics minister is concerned about the attitude of immigration authorities towards foreign “skilled workers” and is calling for a rethink. At a meeting of the mechanical engineering association VDMA in Berlin, Heubach explained: “My biggest concern, if I can say it openly, is that the immigration offices and visa offices have not adapted to the system.” In recent years there has been an attitude: “Actually we don’t want these people.” In the meantime, we have to say clearly: “Now they are wanted,” Haebek stressed. “Yes, and please approve.”
The Economics Minister calls for eliminating every opportunity to attract so-called skilled workers. Debating this ideologically (and that too with a Green!) is anti-business. Anyone who wants to earn a living in Germany must also earn something. “We could all use them,” Haebek insisted. And: It is always better to work than to receive social benefits. An interesting statement, given that the traffic light does everything to ensure that refusal to work in Germany is more meaningful than professional activity.
Apparently, economics ministers and immigration supporters are still in denial that real skilled workers have little interest in working in Germany because of the high tax burden. In contrast, generous social benefits represent a major incentive for uneducated immigrants who are unwilling to work. Therefore, it is hardly the fault of immigration authorities that no skilled workers immigrate. One can only strongly disagree with Habach’s statement that we could all use it. There are already millions of migrants in the country who are unable or unwilling to work. The Greens are particularly anti-business, as they have driven the economy to the wall based on ideology and weakened Germany as an industrial location.
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