We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.
The German Parliament voted today to set the country’s first national minimum wage, 8.5 euros, which is $11.60 per hour. The new minimum wage will be phased in starting next year.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government supported the move at the insistence of her government coalition partners, the center-left Social Democrats. The minimum wage passed over arguments that it would hurt Germany’s economy, which is Europe’s largest.
The BBC’s Steve Evans joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Berlin with an update.