Germany can sustain up to 500,000 or more new asylum-seeker every year, as we know that the people from war-torn countries across the Middle East and Africa are making their way to Europe to chase the promise of a better life. While Germany accepts many asylum-seeker, not every country would do the same. There are pros and cons on welcoming refugees to the country. The government welcomes the refugees but some anti-immigration groups argue that they are a drain on a country’s economy, as they seek to avail themselves of government services before contributing to the state themselves. Here are two benefits why Germany is welcoming migrants with open arms, first the economy growth of the country, second the amount of human resources.
First, the economy growth. The 6.6 million people living in Germany with foreign passports paid $4,127 more in taxes and social security on average than they took in social benefits in 2012–generating a surplus of 22 billion euros that year, according to one report. German officials are hopeful that, in the long run, this new flood of refugees could result in a similar economic gain. German Labour minister, Andrea Nahles, admitted that Germany will profit from this too, because Germany need immigrants.
Second, the amount of human resources. Whether or not this new wave of migrants helps or hinders Germany’s economy depends heavily on the skillsets they bring. Many of Germany’s current working foreigners are high-skilled workers from other European countries like Greece. In contrast, the migrants flooding into Germany right now may not be as well-trained. That means German policymakers have to do a very good job of taking unskilled workers and incorporating them into the German labour force in a way that makes sense for long-term growth, whether that’s by making them to take low-skilled jobs or training them to do higher-level work.
In Conclusion, As we know that the people from war-torn countries across the Middle East and Africa are making their way to Europe to chase the promise of a better life. The benefits of why Germany is welcoming migrants with open arms are for the economy and human resources they need. By welcoming the migrants, Germany hopes they could do better on their economy instead having migrants being a drain on a country’s economy. Also, the amount of human resources that come could be a cheap paid-workers, they need jobs to stay alive, with great skills. The German economy needs to attract 1.5 million skilled migrants to stabilize the state pension system as more Germans retire. That’s why they take low-skilled jobs or training them to do higher-level work as the solution of German retire.