Monday, August 22, 2016

Some Syrian Migrants Refusing To Work In Germany Posing A Problem For The State Regarding Supporting The Refugees

Angel Merkel
This is a follow up to the Judiciary Report article "The European Union Must Address Immigration Imbalances Threatening Select Member Nations Economic Future And Stability." A new report in the British newspaper the Express revealed, "German asylum seekers refuse to work insisting 'We are Merkel's GUESTS.'" 

This poses a problem for Germany, as some Syrian migrants were allowed in, while others stormed the borders, with estimates revealing 750,000 have poured into their borders. While I’m certainly not xenophobic, having been an immigrant (from Jamaica) and I do sympathize with the migrants, in the aforementioned article months ago, I posed the practical, reasonable question, as a head of state and government, how do you reasonably care for an influx of 750,000 plus people, find them work (though they do not speak the language), food, shelter and clothing, without it completely walloping and overwhelming your system. It was and is mind-boggling. 

Now the problem has arisen regarding some migrants not wanting to work, referring to themselves as "Merkel's guests" and seeking to get benefits instead (and this was bound to happen, as able bodied immigrants from a number of nations went to Britain - who recently voted to leave the EU - and opted to go on benefits rather than working in the United Kingdom). 

Berlin, Germany
What that means is they expect the state to provide for them. That could financially destroy Germany. It could legitimately cause Germany to financially collapse. Migrants are also turning to crime in Germany, with a number of high profile crimes, from theft to murder, being written about in European newspapers.

The Germans are brilliant and very industrious, but as the site expressed months ago, they are going to have their work cut out for them regarding the massive immigrant influx under what are an unusual set of challenging circumstances. This would pose a massive challenge for any world nation.

I like Merkel. She’s a strong woman, who has accomplished a lot in office. She’s done positive things for Germany. However, this matter with the migrants is a serious issue that could overwhelm her government. A government committee/think tank/regulatory group dedicated to addressing the migrant issue needs to be formed for the sake of Germany and the migrants. I also encourage the Syrian migrants to learn German and cooperate with the government in finding work. Learn to assimilate and make an opportunity at a new life work.


German asylum seekers refuse to work insisting 'We are Merkel's GUESTS'

ASYLUM seekers in Germany are refusing to undertake work to counteract boredom - using Chancellor Angela Merkel’s generous hospitality as an excuse.

PUBLISHED: 09:06, Thu, Aug 18, 2016 | UPDATED: 21:09, Thu, Aug 18, 2016 According to mayor Bernd Pohlers of the eastern town of Saxony Waldenburg, the asylum seekers refused to accept the work that was offered to them after they arrived in the country. The local council spent £600 arranging for the men to have uniforms but were stunned when they were told they would not complete it because they were "guests of Angela Merkel". 

While asylum seekers are not allowed to work under immigration rules within the EU, they are allowed to do voluntary work. However officials in the district of Zwickau came up with a plan to help encourage those without employment to get back to work and to help them become more accepted within the local community. In order to do this they created voluntary jobs which included a nominal payment of £18 for 20 hours work.  

But all of the male residents of the local refugee accommodation who initially agreed to get involved in the charitable activities quit after discovering there was a minimum wage £7.30 (€8.50) in Germany. The men had been picked up and offered transportation from their paid-for housing where they are also given food and then dropped home. 

Mayor Pohlers said: "It was subsequently argued by these people that they are guests of Mrs. Merkel and guests do not have to work. "Furthermore, they were of the opinion that there is a minimum wage (€8.50) in Germany, and that this had to be paid by the City Waldenburg." Despite attempts at mediation the asylum seekers refused to return to work. Mayor Pohlers added: "In a specially convened meeting with an interpreter the authorities explained the rules again. "Unfortunately, no agreement could be reached on the continuation of the measure."