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Germany

Where Immigration Is “A Win for Us All”

No quotas on high-skilled temporary visas (including the EU Blue Card); easy policies on transferring personnel; the ability for individuals to gain permanent residence in a reasonable time; strong policies on retaining international students and entrepreneurs; and most important, access to up to 500 million EU residents who can work without immigration processing make Germany’s immigration policies among the world’s most favorable for economic growth.

Score Breakdown: Germany vs. United States

About the Report

Business Roundtable selected the evaluated countries based on five criteria:

  1. Worldwide university rankings;
  2. Per-capita income;
  3. Gross domestic product growth rate;
  4. Net migration rate; and
  5. Research and development investment.

After comparing each advanced economy relative to the five criteria, the top 10 countries (including the United States) were selected for the study: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (U.K.). Not coincidentally, these are the countries with which the United States competes most for foreign talent, particularly in science and technology fields.