Germany shows record of increase in immigrants

August 04, 2015
As per the official statistics released on Monday, Germany had recorded a large number of immigrants in 2014 amidst the growing tensions concerning over changing identity of the nation.

The rising numbers of immigrants during 2014 have climbed to 10.9 million, as Germany outperformed many of its European neighbors’.

In 2014, about 16.4 million immigrants of foreign origin were living in Germany; among 56 percent of the people have the German citizenship.

Germany records rising number of immigrants

The report of an organization for economic co-operation (OECD) says in 2012 Germany became the second largest country worldwide receiving the immigrants after the United States.

The 2014 data represents the strong growth in immigration resulted from the European Union states with around 620,000, an increase of 18.3 percent growth. Countries such as Poland, Italy, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria have sent the large numbers.

However, non-European countries have also contributed the surge, particularly India, China and war-torn Syria.

This report comes amidst the charged debate in Germany about bringing new legislation to control the immigrants inflow and asylum seekers.

The growing Germany’s ageing population is posing a threat to its prosperity and Germany hopes to confront the situation by luring the highly qualified foreign immigrants. At the same time, Germany receiving the record number of war fleeing refugees, which is expected to increase 500,000 in this year.

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