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German government approves new refugee family reunification rules


The German government has approved legislation allowing refugees with so-called "subsidiary" status to bring their direct relatives to Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on 9 May voted to resettle an additional 1,000 migrants per month, provided they are the direct relatives of refugees already living in Germany.

Beginning 1 August 2018, the new migrant family reunification law will:


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