July 15, 2015
As Germany is being flooded with a tsunami of colorful diversity, the police have admitted that they have no capacity to even keep track of the tens of thousands oozing across their border.
Official figures showed that 179,037 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, the vast majority of them first-time requests. Last year, 77,109 applications were filed during the January-June period.
“The current influx of asylum applicants poses big challenges for us,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.
While Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has considerably greater resources to help refugees than some poorer European nations, the growing number of migrants has stretched its ability to process all newcomers.
Many Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who arrive on Europe’s shores by boat try to continue their journey to Germany or Scandinavia. In the past, Germany has criticized countries such as Italy for failing to properly register refugees as EU rules require.
But will Italy now turn around and criticize you, Merkel?
No, they’re too busy dealing with the rape wave you’ve forced down on them.
But German weekly Der Spiegel reported at the weekend that border police in parts of Bavaria had given up trying to take the fingerprints of all refugees. Quoting a senior police union official, it reported that police in Passau – on the border with Austria – are letting between 250 and 300 people enter the country each day without proper registration.
Border police chief Dieter Romann told reporters in Berlin that his officers aren’t always able to fingerprint all new arrivals within the 48-hour maximum time limit allowed by law. The migrants are told to report to the next reception center, where they can be processed, but there is no way of verifying that they do.
So orderly Germany is just allowing anyone in with no way to identify them. At all.
A small gesture to make up for lampshading the six million, I suppose.