Backlash Grows in Germany
“Germany’s PEGIDA movement holds an anti-migrant rally Monday a year on from its formation, highlighting a European backlash towards a massive influx that has heaped pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel. The demonstration comes a day after Swiss voters returned a historically strong result for a populist party known for its virulent campaigns against immigrants and Islam, and following a knife attack on a German mayoral candidate who championed refugee issues,” Reuters reports.
More Swedish Refugee Centers Torched
“An old school building in Onsala, south of Gothenburg, caught fire on Saturday evening. It was the third time in a week that prospective asylum accommodation has been badly damaged by a fire,” Thelocal.se reports. “The fire occurred just a day after a school, just south of Ljungby in Småland, was also destroyed by fire. The school building was to be used to accommodate refugees and had recently been decorated.”
Austrian Town Can’t Cope With Overload
“Many people in Nickelsdorf feel completely let down by their government. ‘It’s like at the end of the war, back when the Wehrmacht surrendered the area east of Bruck on the Leitha to the Red Army and we were left completely defenseless at the mercy of the marauding Russians’, one man remembers the stories his grandparents told him,” TheGatewayPundit.com wrote.
Swiss Party Wins on Immigration Restriction
“The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s national parliamentary election, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union,” the Telegraph reported.
Hungary Says Border Closure Succeeding
“Hungary said Monday its shutdown of the border with Croatia had put a stop to the influx of migrants and refugees. Only 41 people crossed into the EU member state on Sunday, the government said,” AFP reported.
What Merkel Wrought
“The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Austria began in the summer. By September they were arriving at the southeastern border at the rate of 10,000 or 12,000 a day. These migrants are associated in the public mind with the war in Syria but, in fact, come from throughout the Muslim world—Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Most of them are on their way to Germany. The great majority are young men. By the end of this year, Austrian authorities estimate, 375,000 will have passed through the country, and a quarter of them will have stayed to apply for asylum,” the Weekly Standard says.
Jeb Bush’s Can of Worms
“Defending his brother’s presidency, Jeb Bush has repeatedly declared that George W. Bush “kept us safe.” Focusing on the 9/11 attacks carries unique risks for Jeb Bush as he navigates the politics of national security and immigration — and not simply because, as Donald Trump pointed out, the attacks occurred on President Bush’s watch. Many of the 9/11 hijackers were able to obtain Florida driver’s licenses or identification cards — and train freely in the state — while Jeb Bush was governor,” the IB Times says.
Trump Says His Immigration Policy Could Have Prevented 9/11
“Donald Trump says that if he had been president in 2001, his immigration policies would have kept terrorists from attacking the World Trade Center on September 11. ‘I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration. I’m extremely tough on people coming into this country,’ Trump said on Fox News Sunday. ‘I believe that if I were running things, I doubt those families would have — I doubt that those people would have been in the country,’” CBS News says.
Nearly Half of High-School Dropouts With a Job are Immigrants
“Remarkably, fully 48 percent of all working-age high school dropouts in the United States are foreign-born. Put another way, the past generation of mass immigration has almost doubled the number of unskilled workers in the American labor market,” says the Center for Immigration Studies.