The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) welcomed the plans: "Without sufficient immigration from abroad, we will not be able to solve the problem of skilled workers," emphasized the DIHK when presenting a catalog of proposals for reforming the FEG. The federal government is planning to amend the Skilled Immigration Act ( FEG), which has been in force since March 1, 2020. The aim is to facilitate the influx of qualified specialists from third countries, also in accordance with the needs of the economy. "A bottleneck, but one of the main problems of the law is its implementation," complains the deputy director of the DIHK, Achim Dercks. The practical work in the authorities and the complexity of the regulations overwhelm companies, potential immigrants and often apparently also the authorities themselves. In addition, there are sometimes very long waiting times for visa appointments.