The CDU/CSU has asked the federal government to limit irregular migration | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Büttner
Merz says Germany is more generous with welfare payments than other European countries, attracting migrants. July, 2022 | Photo: picture alliance / Panama Pictures / Christoph Hardt
Construction worker at a building site in Hannover | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/J.Stratenschulte
Migrant children help clear up rubbish at a refugee camp after a heavy bout of rain on the island of Chios in December | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/L. Gouliamaki
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer | Photo: Picture-alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/Snapshot/F.Boillot
Migrants near the Serbian-Hungarian border on their way to Germany | Credit: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/D.Vojinovic
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Chancellor Angela Merkel | Credit: picture-alliance/AP photo/m. Schreiber
A photo of a building of the Federal Agency for Employment, where designated individuals may receive welfare benefits.
There have been thousands of attacks on migrants and refugees in recent years in Germany, but that number is going down.
Refugees in Germany
Deutschland Demonstration gegen Abschiebung von Flüchtlingen (picture alliance/dpa/M. Balk)