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Germany is advised to introduce cash-for-visa system for African migrants   

Germany should set up a visa scheme through which African migrants can obtain a temporary work permit with a cash deposit, according to the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR). The experts say this system would reduce irregular migration and encourage the voluntary return of migrants upon visa expiration. 

The proposed policy would permit migrants from Africa to work temporarily in Germany, whilst they save money and acquire skills that they can later use in their home countries. It would also encourage migrants to return to their home countries upon the expiration of their visas upon which their cash deposit would be returned. 

The Council urges Germany and other EU countries to explore new ways of working with African countries on migration issues.

TMP_ 04/05/2020

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