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Germany proposes new path to residency, work for migrants in limbo

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Ahmad and Ramin, Afghan asylum seekers in Berlin.
Ahmad and Ramin, Afghan asylum seekers in Berlin. © France 24

Some 200,000 migrants in Germany live in a legal situation, unable to work, with a visa status known as ‘tolerated’. The asylum applications of these migrants have been rejected, but they cannot be deported, often because crisis situations in their home countries do not allow this. The government now wants to address their plight by granting legal residency status to some of them.

FRANCE 24’s Nick Spicer and Anne Mailliet spoke to Afghan migrants in Berlin and observers on both sides of the debate over the German government’s plans.

To view the report, click on the video player above.

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