Yes, you read that headline correctly dear reader. Embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel is literally paying migrants who have been turned down for asylum in that country to leave. In fact Merkel has created an entire program to not only pay them to leave, but to form a mass deportation department in the German capital of Berlin. I am no fan of mass deportations however as someone who has watched what has been happening in Germany, often horrified by the crimes of some of these migrants, I cannot really feel to sorry to see this happen.
After watching the horrific things that have happened to German women, and writing about them here, I really cannot say that this is a bad decision. If it takes mass deportations to establish law and order in the country again, while it is sad, I understand it. When you see 16 year old taking to YouTube to describe the crushing fear they have of living in their own country due to the cultural changes brought on by Ms. Merkel’s “Open Door” immigration policy you have to wonder who wouldn’t support sending these folks back to whence they came.
It seems that Ms. Merkel’s decision was helped along by the attack on a Kriskindelmarkdt, or Christmas Market, in Berlin last December. Twelve people died when a 40 year old Tunisian migrant drove a truck into a crowd at the outdoor festival. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in the aftermath and released the video in which the perpetrator swore allegiance to ISIS leader al Bagdhadi.
All 16 of the country’s regional Governors agreed to the plan which established “federal departure centers” where migrants who have been denied asylum will be held prior to their deportations. Can you imagine all 50 of the Governors of our States ever agreeing to something like this? Never happen. However if they had seen the suffering of constituents like those Germans who are terrified to engage in daily life, like many German women and girls are, they might change their mind.
Is this pretty? No. The optics are awful, given Germany’s history. Would I normally cheer the mass deportation of potentially vulnerable people back to dangerous life situations? No. But then again I have watched the place that I called home for three years of my childhood, and the homeland of my in laws be torn apart for the past couple of years by the worst of the worst among these migrants. To Germany I say-you have every right to lawfully defend your citizens and your borders. The rest of the world doesn’t have to live where you do-take the torch and lead.