Angela Merkel wants more migrants. “Echoing her ‘wir schaffen das’ [‘we can do this’] mantra from the beginning of the migrant crisis,” Merkel is pushing for the EU to take in 40 thousand more migrants. The “migrant mayhem” because of Merkel’s reckless immigration policy has not fazed her, since the public backlash against her seems to have subsided. Back in February, Merkel “urged Europe to take in more refugees and said Islam is ‘not the source of terror.'”
Only three months before that, however, Merkel did a complete u-turn in response to embarrassing electoral defeats and threats to her power. She ordered the EU to “intercept smugglers’ vessels and escort them back to North Africa.”
Yet the following month after the horrific Christmas market jihad attack, Merkel stated in a speech that Germany “fights terrorism with compassion,” as she again stood by her migrant policy.
Perhaps Merkel may once again do another flip-flop, with the September 24 general elections around the corner. But that would depend on if she is hit with another significant backlash in response to her renewed open door migrant policy commitment.
“Merkel: ‘EU Can Take 40,000 More Migrants’”, by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, August 13, 2017:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed UN plans to send more Middle Eastern and African migrants to the European Union, saying the bloc could “cope with” 40,000 more asylum seekers.
Echoing her “wir schaffen das” [“we can do this”] mantra from the beginning of the migrant crisis, where the German premier suspended the Dublin Convention and invited an unlimited number of migrants to northern Europe, she told UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi that Germany was “ready to take its share”.
And speaking on behalf of the entire bloc, Merkel told Grandi and general director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing: “That’s a figure a European Union with 500 million inhabitants can probably cope with,” reports Focus.
The UN high commissioner disclosed the plans in Berlin on Friday which would see the expansion of a two-year scheme for resettling 22,000 Syrian asylum seekers (currently in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan) nearly double to 40,000 relocated annually from 2018.
The plans would also expand the countries from which asylum seekers would be accepted.
This is separate to the controversial EU forced migrant redistribution scheme which endeavoured to relocate 160,000 migrants currently in Italy and Greece to other EU nations signed up to the bloc’s common asylum policy by September 2017. As of July 2017, fewer than25,000 have been relocated.
Opposition to the EU forced relocation scheme are likely to reject calls from the UN to accept yet more migrants from the third world.
The most vocal opponents to accepting thousands of unvetted migrants on grounds of security and cultural cohesion are the Central European Visegrád Group…..