Open Borders Germany Sees Net Migration Hit Record High of 1.5 Million

Open Borders Germany Sees Net Migration Hit Record High of 1.5 Million

According to Germany’s official statistician, Destatis, 2.67 million foreigners migrated to the country in 2022, while 1.2 million left, resulting in a record high net migration of 1.46 million people.

The number of people who entered the country was nearly double over the previous year, when 1.32 million migrants arrived compared to 994,000 people leaving Germany, public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

The main driver of the staggering increase was the situation in Ukraine, which saw 1.1 million refugees come West to Germany. The statistician agency said that the main flows of Ukrainian refugees came between March and May of last year, before declining steadily from August of 2022.

While the arrivals of Ukrainians in Germany is a remarkable and sudden movement of people, it is only a small part of the over eight million Ukrainians said to have gone abroad in total, the vast majority to European states.

Ukrainians were not the only drivers of the increase in Germany, however, with numbers of migrants arriving from Afghanistan, Turkey, and Syria also surging. There was also a slight increase in migration from other EU nations, mainly from Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania.

The massive waves of immigration has resulted in a record population of 84.4 million people by the end of 2022, an increase of over 4 million people in comparison to the figures recorded during the 2011 Census, which put the population at 80.2 million.

Despite the negative ramifications of mass migration, such as depressing wages and the strain put on Germany’s generous welfare state, the left-wing coalition government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz pushed through legislation this week to make it easier to migrate to the country.

The immigration reform, which was approved this week by the Bundestag, seeks to encourage more people from non-EU countries to immigrate to Germany by lowering qualification standards for work visas, specifically surrounding German language requirements.

Antifa-linked mass migration advocate Interior Minister Nancy Faeser of the leftist Social Democrats Party (SPD) claimed that the lessening of work qualifications will “secure prosperity in Germany”.