Chancellor Merkel Is Destined To Awaken from her European Dream



By Sigrid Weidenweber

Citizens Journal just published my editorial on Germany’s broken immigration service, when already, in Saturday/Sunday’s Wall Street Journal edition of June 16/17, 2018 a new problem is discussed, arising from Chancellor Merkel’s open border policy. As if not enough damage has been done in the sphere of immigration for Germany, Ms. Merkel is determined to keep borders open to all immigrants, even those adjudged trying entry without merit.

Mr. Seehofer, representing the CSU (Christian Social Union) as partner in Chancellor Merkel’s CDU (Christian Democratic Union) government, insists on the authority by the Border Police to turn away anyone entering Germany illegally. Illegal entry is defined as being without documents or already having sought asylum in another EU country and been denied.

Chancellor Merkel, ignoring the problems in her immigration offices, is relentless in her pursuit of taking in migrants. In that effort, she is pushing her ruling coalition, just recently formed and 100 days governing, to the breaking point. Mr. Seehofer and his party (CSU) let it be known that they will implement a plan in defiance of Ms. Merkel’s wishes that will turn migrants away at the border as early as next week.

As her government might implode by this act of defiance, Chancellor Merkel is desperately keeping her EU appeal polished by trying to engineer a Pan- European approach to refugee-settlement and the granting of asylum.

Her efforts run counter to the actions of an ever-growing number of EU countries closing their borders to migrants. Lately Italy and Austria joined Hungary, Poland and other’s in that effort.

Monday, June 17, 2018

Already today Ms. Merkel makes new headlines. She is racing to procure help from EU allies to pacify her revolting partners in government. To do this, she desperately seeks promises from EU partners to re-admit to their countries those migrants to whom Mr. Seehofer and his CSU is unwilling to give asylum.

If the government is falling apart, the anti-Immigrant party “Alternative for Germany could become a major player in forming a new government. Then what Ms. Merkel? The borders will be closed permanently.

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber grew up in communist East Berlin, escaping it using a French passport. Ms. Weindenweber holds a degree in medical technology as well as psychology and has course work in Anthropology.  She is co-founder of Aid for Afghans.  Weindenweber has traveled the world and lived with Pakistani Muslims, learning about the culture and religion. She is a published author and lecturer.

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