Germany has been suffering from a decade-long invasion by Muslim economic migrants. It was former Chancellor Angela Merkel who opened wide the doors in 2015; in that year almost a million Muslims poured into Germany, and each year since, hundreds of thousands of these Muslim migrants continue to enter the country, posing as refugees seeking asylum from persecution and death. The German government has rejected the asylum applications of about 400,000, and of these economic migrants, it has been unable to get the vast majority — 300,000 of them — to leave the country. What’s more, despite flouting the law, these 300,000 scofflaws are receiving benefits that ordinary Germans cannot obtain. More on this outrageous situation can be found here: “Merz’s claims that 300,000 rejected asylum seekers remain in Germany and are entitled to free healthcare vindicated by Welt fact check,” by Thomas Brooke, Remix News, September 28, 2023:
Germany’s opposition leader Friedrich Merz caused a stir this week as he sharply criticized the liberal federal coalition government’s migration policy, claiming that 300,000 rejected asylum seekers have not left the country and are now enjoying full benefits including free dental care.
Speaking on the “Welt Talk” program, Merz claimed that German voters were questioning why migrants whose asylum applications had been turned down were having their teeth remade at a time when ordinary Germans can’t get a dental appointment.
“The population, they are going insane, the people, when they see that 300,000 asylum seekers are rejected, do not leave, get the full benefits, get the full medical care,” Merz said.
“They get their teeth remade, and German citizens next door don’t get any appointments,” he added.
The CDU leader, whose party currently tops the opinion polls, called for the receipt of benefits for asylum seekers to be re-examined and told governing liberal politicians: “What you are doing here is a catastrophe for this country.”
When asylum seekers in Germany have their applications rejected, they are supposed to leave the country. Yet when they refuse to leave, not only are they not being forcibly sent back to their counties of origin, but they continue to receive the same generous benefits from the state that they arrived to exploit in the first place. The spectacle of these illegals getting all this support from the state, when they have no right to remain, has understandably maddened many Germans. In opinion polls they have been expressing ever greater support for the anti-Muslim migrant party, Alternative für Deutschland, which is now, after a spectacular rise, the second strongest political force in the country. And the CDU, which comes in first in the opinion, has moved rightward on Muslim immigration.
Members of the co-governing SPD and German Green Party leaped to the government’s defense on social media in response to the remarks.
Friedrich Merz deliberately plays groups off against each other, spreading misinformation in the process. In this way, not a single problem is solved, but hatred is stirred up. This is unworthy of a leader of a people’s party,” wrote Ricarda Lang, co-leader of the Greens, on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Anyone who talks like Merz is usually with the AfD,” added Florian von Brunn, the chairman of the SPD in Bavaria.
What was Merz’s terrible remark? He stated the truth about rejected asylum seekers remaining in the country, a truth that the leftist parties, including von Brunn’s SPD, and the Greens, want to prevent from being known. Ricarda Lang of the Greens claims that Merz was “spreading misinformation” in order to “play groups off against each other.” She means that he stirs up German enmity toward these migrants who refuse to leave. Should the public not know what is going on? Is the government supposed to protect from public ire those who flout its laws? And notice how von Brunn, of the SPD, tries to call into question Merz’s forthrightness by claiming he sounds like someone from the AfD, a party that the leftists have tried to make the public believe is beyond the pale, when all it has done is dared to challenge the leftist support for Muslim migrants.
However, a fact check by the Die Welt newspaper published on Thursday suggests Merz’s remarks aren’t the misinformation the liberal government claims it to be.
The article states that 304,308 foreign nationals were required to leave Germany at the end of last year, of which 248,145 were classed as “tolerated people,” migrants who are obliged to leave the country but are unable to be forcibly deported by the authorities. This can be for a range of reasons including a lack of identification documents, a lack of cooperation from the country of origin, or medical reasons, the newspaper explained….
The fact check concludes that those who remain living in Germany after 18 months do “have access to the health system,” providing credibility to Merz’s claims….
Friedrich Merz provided not “misinformation,” but the unvarnished, and most disturbing, truth about these illegals whose applications for asylum were rejected and who nonetheless continue to defy the government by remaining in Germany. They — more than 300,000 of them — need to be forcibly removed from the country. And Merz also revealed in his speech that these 300,000, despite flouting the law, remain eligible to be covered by the health system, including free dental care that many ordinary Germans cannot afford. That’s why the leftists have been so alarmed; this is information that they want to keep hidden from the public.
The CDU chooses to steal the thunder of the AfD by claiming that it will restrict immigration and stiffen policies on who can claim asylum, rather than join in a coalition with the AfD. But the CDU need not worry about forming such a coalition; the AfD is now the second most popular party, and the leftist effort to demonize it as “far-right” has clearly failed. There is hope yet in Germany that with a government moving steadily rightward, run either by the CDU alone, or by a coalition including the CDU and the AfD, those 300,000 who have been asked to leave after their asylum applications were rejected will now be forcibly sent back to their countries of origin, and that in addition, no benefits of any kind — including medical and dental care — will be provided to those who remain in the country illegally. That’s what I would call a good start.