Germany Speeds Up Deportations
“Germany is introducing measures to tackle its refugee crisis earlier than previously expected, a top government official said on Friday, allowing accelerated deportation procedures from the country to begin as early as next week. ‘We want to get better and faster this year at the deportation of rejected applicants who have no claim to remain here,’ said Peter Altmaier, chief of staff to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Atlmeier was appointed earlier this month to oversee her government’s handling of the refugee crisis,” Al Jazeera reports.
Ryan Promises No Big Immigration Bills
“Paul Ryan rose in front of his conference and made a pledge Tuesday night. He would not push for comprehensive immigration reform this session if elected speaker. Ryan’s promise was hardly bold, nor was it surprising. A majority of the Republican Conference in the House has shown little appetite for tackling sweeping changes to the country’s immigration system. And, after President Obama enacted executive actions to protect “Dreamers” and their parents from deportation, the well of goodwill has pretty been “poisoned,” as Boehner once declared. Ryan said he was open to increasing border security and internal enforcement, but he won’t be tackling any more-moderate reforms in the 114th Congress,” says National Journal.