The On-going Saga of Migration to the West



By Sigrid Weidenweber

It is now more than obvious that unwanted immigration or open-door migration brings with it, inherent in the concept, many toxic problems. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fractious government could be on the cusp of falling apart. At the heart of the problem—a criminal investigation into charges of corruption at Germany’s migration agency.

It seems serious crimes have been committed, allowing criminals and terror suspects—thousands of them—to enter Germany by paying off officials in charge of granting admission. In particular, the office in the Hansatic city Bremen, is investigated and has been closed for business. Civil servants lawyers and interpreters are accused of colluding in these crimes for money. The scandal has forced the Interior Minister Seehofer to lay the full extent of the alleged wrong-doings before parliament. Seehofer was in the past the most vocal critic of Frau Merkel’s open-door policy.

The anti-Islamic party Alternative for Germany could, through these revelations become the largest opposition party in September’s election. A parliamentary inquiry could become a public trial of Ms. Merkel’s unilateral decision to allow an influx of over one million migrants into Germany without controls to check the arrival’s identity. Mr. Seehofer apologized for Merkel’s Federal Agency for Migration and refugees (Bamf.)

Bremen’s manager for Bamf, now under investigation, told the widely-read newspaper Bild that politicians were the reason for the agency’s troubles and that the true extent of the corruption has not yet been fully understood and is of much greater magnitude. 10 other Bamf offices are also investigated and 18,000 cases are reviewed. Vice Chairman Rolf Stegner was quoted in a news-paper saying, “Merkel is avoiding responsibility. She is silent, does nothing and wants to ride out the loss of control at Banf.”

You might ask yourself why I am writing so often about Europe’s problems. The reason is simply this—Europe experiences many problems ahead of America. Situated in proximity of the Middle East and Africa and, with a previous totally open border policy, they are for us the proverbial canary in the coal-mine. We, too, should closely monitor our Agency for Migration and Refugees—who knows what we might find.

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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