Has the German people had enough of the chancellor’s policies towards the waves of migrants entering Germany? It appears so, a lawmaker from Merkel’s own party said she may be ousted by the end of the week as the CSU broke off its alliance with her CDU coalition.
The chancellor’s open door policy has been disliked by the German populous for years. When Merkel vetoed a plan to control and reduce the flow of immigrants this weekend, this might have been the last straw. Since the influx began, the country’s crime rate increased and a majority of the violent crimes are tied to the migrant population.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer proposed plan was to allow the boarder police the right to turn back migrants without identity papers or those whom are already registered elsewhere in the European Union. The plan also suggests to replace an existing EU rule and allow Germany to deport asylum seekers back to the first EU state they entered. Undoubtly this would reduced the amount of migrants now living in Germany but it will not resolve the migration problem in toto.
Merkel has taken the position that Seehofer’s plan is too restrictive. Merkel’s own coalition has questioned her liberal open door policy.