German assimilation

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Subject Area:Social Work

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The process begins as a first generation and grows into more future generations. The common integration process comprises of the European groups that entered German in the 20th century. Full assimilation in German happened in five generations. Theories Classic assimilation theory has been redefined by sociologists Richards Alba, Victor Nee and Milton Gordon. Classic assimilation model perceives ethnic or immigrant majority group members becoming similar over time. The law spelt out age-dependant requirement which specified the adult immigrant could only naturalize immediately after 15 years of residing in German. While teenage immigrants aged between 8 to 14 could naturalize immediately after 8 years. This theory allows the formation of various laws and regulations to guide various institutions such as schools and colleges through a government institution in charge of immigrants.

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The policies enacted may elaborate on accommodation of refugees, education duration, courses, and specific institutions, tuition fees and employment placement. This theory is better off for teenagers as compared to classic assimilation. Immigrants can suffer for the rest of their lives if certain policies are not introduced to seal some of the loopholes. The theory of intergeneration integration was coined to offer conditions and also the options of the classical assimilation model. The model elaborates on the four phases targeting the race cycle relations proposed by Robert E. Park in 2004 and Esser on two occasions in 2006 as well as 1985. The main principles are options for the immigrants, the rules, the connection between empirical conditions and options linking with the basic functions (Esser, 6).

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People from diverse backgrounds and cultures meet. The chances of clashing cultures, languages, beliefs, values and norms emerge. Hoesch (89-94 states Germany and Netherlands had dissimilar characteristics before the concepts of policies were formulated and also adopted. The Netherlands adored as well as respected the “peculiarities of immigrants. ” The 'welcome all culture' irrespective of the population of migrant members inclined to any group dominated. The new policies paved way for change. The unemployment rate of immigrants across Germany was lower and also the level of education higher. The segregation process was lower as compared to the Netherlands. The Dutch concentrated more on cultural integration while ignoring economic concepts in 1979/1980. The second oil crisis, many Dutch migrants’ women were deported and the action proved “odium of economic” inactivity.

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In 2017, the parliament passed new laws aimed at regulating the deportation of asylum seekers. The German authorities were granted the responsibilities of detaining refugees for six more days as compared to the previous duration of four days. The 10 days are designed for effective investigations (Aljazeera). The new law also allows the German authorities to deport any asylum whose request was rejected. The 2017 laws allow the German authorities to carry out the deportation exercise of rejected asylum seekers promptly (Aljazeera). Terrorism activities across the world have escalated with several jihadist radical groups planning and executing several attacks. German has not been spared. In December 2016, the SO-called Islamic State group attacked central Berlin. The incident led to a loss of 12 lives, injuring 49 while 8 were in critical conditions (BBC).

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Monitoring immigrant’s mobile phone is a noble idea aimed at boosting the security of the locals but not all refugees should be subjected to such treatments. However, people with malicious intentions have grabbed the opportunities. Currently, terrorists use mobile phones to easily communicate. The process can be streamlined to ensure the due process is followed in granting genuine teenage refugees an opportunity to pick all the pieces and work towards becoming more productive people. Teenage refugee Refugees are individuals who flee from their mother nations for various reasons such as fear of prosecution on the basis of religion, opinion, political, race as well as nationality. Refugees are barred from returning home since they fear (UNHCR report, 2). Year No of Refugees Teenager refugees Unaccompanied teenager refugees 2017 186,644 89.

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