I don't know why, but I had the impression the Germany's immigration laws were fairly strict. I suppose immigration to a country that doesn't involve an oceanic crossing is much easier. Here in the U.S. most of our immigrants, both legal and illegal are from countries south of us.
well when they opened the Borders all the trash came from Eastern Europe, now itīs insane. There is growing pressure now for Merkel to step down. The immigration laws are fairly strict but now need to be changed and they are going to tighten the regulations. Problem is their laws are also very "fair" and everything needs to be checked and double checked because people like the Green Party and Left Party are always screaming human rights. also given the scale of the problem they are just over run ...litrally !