Project

German and American Refugee and Migration Policies

Overview

1995-1998

Among the advanced industrial countries, the United States and Germany have the largest number of immigrants in terms of percentage of population. In both countries, migration is a major political, economic and social issue, with both societies affected by the acculturation, or non-acculturation, of different ethnic, racial, or religious migrant groups. German and American scholars met in three working groups and discussed admissions policy, absorption of immigrants, and policies that receiving and sending countries might adopt together to reduce the increasing numbers of refugees and migrants. This study resulted in five volumes comparing migration in the United States and Germany; many of the policy issues discussed are still controversial and relevant to today’s political agenda.

People

People

Project Leader
Staff Coordinator
Publications

Publications