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Category Archives: Immigration Law
When I lived in Malta, I was rather surprised by how much was on sale. When I wanted to purchase a bus ticket from the vending machine, it sometimes happened that a helpful bus driver came up to me and … Continue reading
On 7 November 2013 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that homosexual asylum seekers in the EU are protected as a “social group” under the Asylum Qualification Directive (Directive 2004/83/EC) and that EU member states have to grant asylum if … Continue reading
Dear United States of America, you know your immigration policy is fucked up when some start-up entrepreneurs are so fed up with your strict visa requirements for people who wish to work, invest, start companies and create jobs, that they … Continue reading
My FAQ on German citizenship law is one of the most-visited posts on my blog, with hundreds of comments and questions already and new ones being added almost every day. This large amount of text seems to be confusing for … Continue reading
As part of my very popular series of legal FAQ, I now address a question that I get asked very frequently: it’s about the possibility to get naturalized as a German citizen without living in Germany. I have also posted … Continue reading
I used to think that the UK, consisting mainly of one large island, shouldn’t have that much of a problem with illegal immigration as countries with many long land borders. After all, you only have to control the airports, a … Continue reading
Immigration advice is a big business. Millions of people want to emigrate every year and seek out lawyers, attorneys and other immigration advisers. How can you tell a competent adviser from a fake one? I will have more on that … Continue reading
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus: The New Colossus … Continue reading
The Times of Malta reports: A group o 152 sub-saharan Africans will be leaving Malta to embark on a new life in Germany on Tuesday. All had arrived in Malta after the outbreak of the crisis in Libya. They are 43 … Continue reading