Germany learning to open arms to immigrants

Karolina Krolicka, born in Poland, leaves with her family after a citizenship ceremony at Britz Estate in BerlinBy Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) – Ata Ucertas, a doctor from Istanbul with a moustache that curls up his cheeks, was welcomed with open arms when he came to Germany this year, evidence of a shift in German attitudes as its population shrinks and labor becomes scarce. Helped by a shortage of doctors in Germany, the 25-year-old Ucertas was issued with a visa to come learn German within two months of applying. "The immigration officials were really nice to me," he said. …


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