This fits in here, so I'm doing the devolution of a government statement on numbers and status of foreigners in Germany per 30 June this year in reply to a parliamentary inquiry of the Left Party which I need for work here for future reference. The general problem here is that the below categories are not necessarily mutually exclusive, so can't be simply added up for a total; I'm trying to differentiate between legal status and classes of permits to stay in Germany.
Foreigners with no permit of residence: 3.439 million, of which 2.807 million EU/EEA citizens who don't need one; 2.597 million have been living here for six or more years, 632,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 670,000 Poles, 477,000 Romanians, 280,000 Italians, 233,000 Bulgarians, 170,000 Greeks, 169,000 Hungarians, 152,000 Syrians, 102,000 Croats, 98,000 Spaniards, 86,000 Dutch, 76,000 Austrians, 75,000 French. The non-Europeans would be mostly cases who have not yet managed to file an application for asylum/refugee status due to the system still being clogged from last year, often unaccompanied minors, and merely are
persons with preliminary permits to stay: 461,000, of which only 1,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 131,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 116,000 Syrians, 80,000 Afghans, 51,000 Iraqis, 18,000 Pakistanis, 17,000 Iranians, 14,000 Russians and undetermined each, 13,000 Eritreans and Albanians each, 12,000 Somalis, 11,000 Nigerians and 7,000 Kosovarians; there are also
persons dispensed from the requirement of having a permit to stay: 71,000, of which 61,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 16,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 22,000 Italians, 13,000 Greeks, 5,000 French, 4,000 Portuguese, 3,000 Turks, Austrians, Dutch, Spaniards and Poles each, 2,000 Brits and Americans each, and about 1,000 Romanians. Don't ask me why EU citizens show up separately in this category, and what it's all about; it's not explained in the document. My first thought were diplomats and military personnel, but the numbers look weird.
Rejected asylum seekers: 549,000, of which 406,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 62,000 are under age 18. 47 percent still had an unlimited permit of residence by virtue of having stuck around long enough, 35 percent a limited permit, and 19 percent were tolerated or had another status. Top twelve nationalities: 78,000 Turks (a lot of those might be actually Kurds), 69,000 Kosovarians, 51,000 Serbs, 28,000 Afghans, 27,000 Vietnamese, 16,000 Macedonians, 15,000 Lebanese and Syrians each, 13,000 Bosnians, Albanians and Poles (huh?) each, 12,000 Iraqis.
Recognized refugees: 365,000, of which 45,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 87,000 are under age 18; 16 percent have an unlimited permit of residence, 68 a limited permit, and another 16 percent are tolerated or have another status. Top twelve nationalities: 222,000 Syrians, 56,000 Iraqis, 20,000 Eritreans, 13,000 Iranians, 11,000 Afghans, 9,000 undetermined, 5,000 Turks (see above), 4,000 Pakistanis and stateless each, 3,000 Russians, 2,000 Sri Lankans and "various Asians" each.
Jewish immigrants from the fUSSR: 215,000. No further differentiation.
Recognized asylum seekers: 40,000, of which 30,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 4,000 are under age 18; 78 percent have an unlimited permit of residence, 19 percent a limited permit, and two percent are tolerated or have another status. Top twelve nationalities: 11,000 Turks (see above), 6,000 Iranians and Syrians each, 2,000 Afghans and Iraqis each, 1,500 Sri Lankans, 1,000 Kosovarians, and less than a thousand Pakistanis, Poles (huh?), Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Vietnamese; there are also about 500 Czechs. I can only imagine that those Eastern Europeans are old cases from Communist times who have gotten unlimited permits even before their home countries joined the EU and never had their asylum status revoked.
Persons who had their asylum/refugee status revoked: 21,000, of which almost all have been living here for six or more years; 77 percent had unlimited residence permits, 18 limited permits, and five percent were tolerated or had another status. Top twelve nationalities: 7,000 Kosovarians, 4,000 Iraqis, 3,000 Turks, 1,000 Serbs and less than a thousand ex Serbian-Montenegrinans, Albanians, ex Yugoslavians, Sri Lankans, ex Serbs, Poles, Syrians and Iranians each.
Persons who had applied for a permit to stay: 177,000, of which 60,000 had been living here for six years or more, and 23,000 were under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 24,000 Syrians, 19,000 Turks, 9,000 Serbs, 8,000 Iraqis, 7,000 Kosovarians and Chinese each, 5,000 Russians, 4,000 Indians, Bosnians, Americans and Afghans each, and 3,000 Moroccans.
Tolerated persons (you really ougtha leave but have family, a helpful doctor certifying that you're too sick, conveniently lost your papers, etc.): 168,000, of which 29,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 56,000 were under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 18,000 Serbs, 15,000 Afghans, 13,000 Kosovarians, 11,000 Syrians, 9,000 Albanians and Macedonians each, 8,000 Iraqis, 7,000 Russians, 6,000 undetermined, 4,000 Bosnians, Turks and Pakistanis each. Note that most of these would be included in the categories above, so don't count on top.
Persons with no basis to stay whatsoever who should leave: 53,000, of which 13,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 12,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 7,000 Albanians, 5,000 Serbs, 4,000 Kosovarians, 3,000 Romanians, 2,000 Turks, Macedonians and Boisnians each, and about 1,500 Russians, Poles, Croats, Moroccans and Bulgarians each. Here the Eastern Europeans are probably criminal or welfare cases.
Persons with a permit to stay because they should have left but couldn't for typically at least 18 months through no fault of their own: 49,000, of which 34,000 have been here for six or more years and 16,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 7,000 Serbs, 6,000 Kosovarians, 5,000 Turks, 3,000 undetermined, 2,000 Afghans and Bosnians each, about 1,500 Iraqis, Russians, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Macedonians and Armenians each. These might account for a lot of "another status" in the categories above.
Persons prohibited to deport for humanitarian reasons (you're not recognized as an individual asylum seeker or refugee, but your home country is still too dangerous to live there): 34,000, of which 16,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 7,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 13,000 Afghans, 2,000 Syrians and Kosovarians each, about 1,000 Iraqis, Turks, Russians and Serbs each, and less than a thousand Somalis, Armenians, Iranians, Bosnians and Congolese each.
Persons with a permit to stay issued by state governments for humanitarian or reasons of international law or national interest: 33,000, of which 24,000 have been living here for six or more years and 9,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 7,000 Syrians, 4,000 Kosovarians and Serbs each, 2,000 Turks, Bosnians and Lebanese each, about 1,000 Iraqis, Afghans and undetermined each, and less than a thousand Iranians, Russians and Pakistanis each.
Persons with a permit to stay for personal or humanitarian reasons (including crime victims and witnesses): 24,000, of which 5,000 under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 3,000 Libyans, 2,000 Turks and Russians each, ca. 1,000 Saudis, Kosovarians, Serbs and Kuwaitis each, and less than a thousand Lebanese, UAE citizens, Iraqis, Ukrainians and Bosnians each.
Persons with a permit to stay issued by the federal government for reasons of national interest: 20,000, of which only 1,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 7,000 were under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 15,000 Syrians, 2,000 Iraqis, and less than a thousand Ukrainians, Russians, undetermined, stateless, Somalis, Eritreans, Iranians, Belorussians, Sudanese and Usbeks each. I suspect these include the various state and federal programs to take in Syrians directly from refugee camps before last year's crisis.
Persons with subsidiary protection (variation of "not recognized, but too dangerous at home to deport"): 18,000, of which 4,000 have been living here for six or more years, and 5,000 are under age 18. Top twelve nationalities: 10,000 Syrians, 2,000 Afghans, 1,000 Somalis and less than a thousand Iraqis, undetermined, Eritreans, Iranians, stateless, Russians, Turks, Sudanese and Albanians each.
Non-EU citizens with a permit to stay due to legal residence in other EU countries: 17,000, of which almost none have been living here for six or more years. Top twelve nationalities: 4,000 Kosovarians, about 1,500 Macedonians, Albanians and Pakistanis each, 1,000 Bosnians, Indians and Vietnamese each, and less than a thousand Moroccans, Ghanans, Chinese, Nigerians and Turks each.
I've left out some categories which account only for a couple of hundred or thousands, because it's confusing enough as it is.
Edited by BansheeOne, 24 October 2016 - 1030 AM.