Thank you very much.
Good morning, Mr. Chair and honourable members of the committee.
I would like to introduce us. My name is Christian Klos, as is already known. Within the department for migration, I am in charge of immigration law. This field contains quite a range of issues, including national legislation regarding the German residence law, European legislation on labour migration and family reunification, and various other issues, such as resettlement and other admissions for humanitarian reasons.
I would like to introduce my colleague Ms. Corinna Richard, who is in charge of an initiative that my be of interest to you, the so-called smart borders initiative of the European Union. We are in the initial phase of discussions on what could be the future immigration and border control regime in Europe. My colleague Mr. Roland Brumberg is in charge of detention, deportation, removal, and expulsion. I understand this is also something you would like to learn about.
The questions we have received from you cover a wide range of issues. What I could present to you now is the first phase, something now undergoing major political debate. There are three issues: first, major changes to the immigration law with regard to highly skilled migration; second, a permanent resettlement program here in Germany; and third, the smart borders Initiative in the framework of the European Union.
Chair, what would you like to learn from us?