Merkel Seeking to Speed Up Asylum Process as Thousands Arrive

  • Chancellor applauds Berlin efforts to teach refugee children
  • Refugees offered asylum should be integrated, seek jobs

Syrian refugees queue to apply for immigration outside the German Embassy on the northern outskirts of Beirut, on September 10, 2015.

PhotographerL Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she plans to speed up Germany’s asylum process and make it easier for those allowed to stay to enter the workforce, as her government moves to help authorities care for the stream of migrants into the country.

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