Germany apparently is so overrun with migrants that government geniuses — the same ones who opened the doors wide to mass migration in the first place — are now paying them big bucks to take a hike and go home.
So much for bleeding heart amnesty, yes?
What sounds great on paper oftentimes translates poorly in practice, and such appears the case with Angela Merkel-fueled red carpet roll-outs to migrants.
That these migrants hail from mostly Muslim nations has been an item of controversy itself in recent times. You think America’s facing a sexual harassment culture-come-to-light? Well, it ain’t nothing compared to Germany’s now-famous New Year’s Eve rapes and assaults of 2015-2016. These were highly covered-up affairs — yet leaked documents show about 2,000 men, many of whom were newcomers to the country, assaulted hundreds of German women on New Year’s Eve in 2015.
It’s been a real culture shocker, all right. Then came the cover-up.
As even the liberal-leaning Washington Post reported in July 2016: “At first, there was complete silence from officials. As rumors spread on social media, police had nothing to say about allegations of mass sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year’s Even in the German city of Cologne. It was only days later that officials reported that hundreds of women were victims of assault in Cologne, Hamburg and other German cities. … [But] authorities now think that on New Year’s Eve, more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities … more than 2,000 men were allegedly involved and 120 suspects — about half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany — have been identified.”
That’s today’s Germany.
Shockingly. even months after the New Year’s travesty, Merkel stands by her open borders and refugee acceptance policy, saying in an August 2017 interview that if she had the chance to revisit her goal of admitting over one million refugees in 2015, she would politic “the same way again,” Politico reported.
Tell that to the raped and sexually assaulted women — right to their faces, that is.
Anyhow, Germany’s list of rejected asylum-seekers grows long nowadays. And bureaucrats, being what they be — bureaucrats who don’t have to worry much about spending the taxpayer dime or dollar — have decided the best way to get these rejects to leave is to pay them.
Not deport them.
Pay them. The Interior Ministry says the country will pay out $3,570 to each and every qualified migrant who goes home. The caveat is they don’t get the money until they actually return home. So far, almost 9,000 migrants have taken advantage of the hand-out. But under German’s come hither, come all open border, what’s to keep them from going home, collecting, then going back?
Right. That’s the elephant in the room, of course. Shhh.
First appeared at The Washington Times.