Immigration Law

Proposal for a demand-oriented points-based immigration system

Client: Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport; Dresden (2011);
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Potsdam (2017)
Project partners: -
Duration: 01.12.2010 – 31.01.2011 / 01.01.2017 – 31.07.2017

In two extended studies IZA's migration experts aimed at contributing to the future direction of German immigration policy and presented a concrete proposal of a points system and accompanying legal provisions. Based on a thorough analysis of the immigration laws of selected countries (e.g. Canada, Australia) and taking into consideration the specific German circumstances, the studies highlighted the advantages of a points systems and made a proposal of how it could be structured and accentuated in Germany.


Ulf Rinne

Dr. Ulf Rinne

Senior Research Associate