Invasion of Europe news….
You might want to read my post on asylum here last week. Asylum seekers differ from the refugees we normally talk about because they get to a country like Germany (or the US, or Canada) and ask for asylum claiming they will be persecuted if returned home. The refugees we write most about here are selected abroad and we fly them in.
So the next time you hear that Germany is welcoming refugees in greater numbers than the US, remember these hordes who arrived in Europe with a goal of getting to Germany over the last two years are migrants seeking asylum. Now we are learning that, yikes! Germany has 450,000 who failed to prove their asylum claims and will now be deported.
Gee, wouldn’t it have been a better idea to close their borders in the first place!
From the Daily Mail (a department in Berlin will be created to organize the mass deportations!):
Merkel offers cash handouts worth millions of pounds for migrants to return home in an embarrassing U-turn
Angela Merkel will offer cash handouts worth millions of pounds for migrants to leave Germany in an effort to silence criticism of her ‘open-door’ border policy.
In a highly-embarrassing U-turn over the ill-fated plan, which saw 1.2million migrants flock to the country, Mrs Merkel has now vowed to send many of them home.
The German chancellor agreed a package of measures to speed up the deportation process for an estimated 450,000 migrants who have been rejected asylum.
The controversial plan, which marks a significant toughening of previous proposals, includes a £76million scheme that will offer migrants cash incentives to leave Germany voluntarily.
Many will see the move as a desperate attempt for Miss Merkel to claw back support ahead of her challenging re-election bid in September.
Criticism of her decision to leave Germany’s borders open and welcome all refugees during Europe’s migration crisis in 2015 has led to a surge in support for anti-immigrant parties.
The proposed crackdown, which has been criticised by human rights groups, will also include the creation of a department in Berlin to co-ordinate mass deportations.
Continue reading here.
The Trump message for Leftwing politicians worldwide: not a winning strategy to promote the replacement of your own people with migrants.
Our entire ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here (extends back many years).