Merkel refuses ‘upper limit’ on refugees

It appears Angela Merkel has decided that there is no limit to the number of refugees they will accept:

CNN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out setting an upper limit on refugees coming to Germany, defying her long-term coalition partner on an issue that threatens to open up a rift between the country’s ruling political parties just two months before federal elections.

“On the issue of an upper limit, my position is clear,” Merkel said in an interview broadcast live on Germany’s ARD on Sunday. “I won’t accept one.”

Merkel will need the support of the Christian Social Union — the more conservative sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union — in order to remain Chancellor after September elections.

On Monday, CSU leader Horst Seehofer reiterated his party’s pledge to make the limit on refugees a reality.

“The cap is and remains a goal of the CSU,” Seehofer said, although he refused to make the issue a red line in a coalition deal — a softening of his previous stance.

In an interview in December, Horst Seehofer, head of the CSU, promised a cap of 200,000 refugees per year if his party is in a coalition government after the election.

This just after she’s allowed in well over a million refugees from the Middle East, primarily Syria since 2015.

Now she’s willing to put her coalition at risk over the idea of setting an upper limit to how many refugees they will receive a year.

Germany is a country of 81 million+ residents. One million may not seem like a lot of refugees, but after a generation of limitless refugees, they could change the face of Germany.

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