Germany - Immigration NPR's Edward Lifson reports from Berlin that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has caused an uproar with a proposal to bring in foreigners to fill jobs in high-tech industries. The Chancellor wants to issue work permits known as "green cards" to 20 thousand computer programmers and other specialists, mainly from India and Eastern Europe. Christian Democrats in one state have organized a public campaign against recruiting foreign workers. One politician has coined the phrase "Kinder statt Inder," meaning "children, not Indians." He says the government should concentrate on educating German children, rather than bringing in Indians.
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Germany - Immigration

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Germany - Immigration

Germany - Immigration

Germany - Immigration

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NPR's Edward Lifson reports from Berlin that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has caused an uproar with a proposal to bring in foreigners to fill jobs in high-tech industries. The Chancellor wants to issue work permits known as "green cards" to 20 thousand computer programmers and other specialists, mainly from India and Eastern Europe. Christian Democrats in one state have organized a public campaign against recruiting foreign workers. One politician has coined the phrase "Kinder statt Inder," meaning "children, not Indians." He says the government should concentrate on educating German children, rather than bringing in Indians.