Even though other political parties in the German parliament, the Bundestag, still refuse to cooperate with them, this did not stop the right-wing AfD (Alternative Fur Deutschland) party to propose a new law. As was expected, it targeted immigrants.
The AfD aims to permanently ban refugees from bringing their close relatives over from war-stricken countries.
Ms Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) agreed with a "family reunification" for refugees of war-torn countries a few years ago, when Germany became overrun with Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis. The number of asylum seekers has since dropped but those accepted in Germany almost always apply for their families to join them later on.
In order to put a stop to this, AfD Bundestag member Mr Gottfried Curio stated: "The incentives to come here must end."
"The magnet must finally be turned off."
Mr Curio furthermore commented that many asylum seekers merely claim to be related, and cannot prove such "According to the motto: we all come from the same village, where we're all somehow related."
The AfD oppose the family integration of refugees on principle. As they stated in their draft bill: "Neither the end of this limitation, or its extension, which would mean an end sometime in the future, are suitable for dealing with the continued arrival of millions of relatives and the threat to the welfare state, society, domestic peace, and constitutional order."
Other political parties declared that they would never accept such a text, with the center-left Social Democrats, via their Vice President Thomas Oppermann stating he preferred "racist, right-wing hate speech, and Nazi jargon in favour of more subtle arguments."
Ms Ulla Jepke, of the socialist Left party, said: “This shows once again what a racist party this is that has entered this parliament."