Schools offer migrants warm welcome, behind Bavaria’s harsg rhetoric

Politicians in Bavaria’s conservative ruling party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), are some of the harshest critics of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open immigration policy. But they have also put in place one of Germany’s most accommodating education programs for immigrants allocated to the state. Their view is if migrants are in Germany to stay, they need to go to school so they can work – a pragmatic strategy they hope will help fill job vacancies, integrate the newcomers and appeal to voters bleeding left and right in Sunday’s regional election.

 

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