Via The Local.de, an encouraging report: 'No limit to refugees Germany can take in'. Click or tap through for the full story and many links. Excerpt:
Germany's top official dealing with refugees said on Monday that there was 'no upper limit' to Germany's capacity for taking in people in need of asylum.
The comments from Manfred Schmidt, head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) are certain to provoke anger in some quarters of the political spectrum.
Schmidt told Der Spiegel he was "convinced" that Germany and its citizens were prepared for the task that is entailed by taking so many people into the country.
"There is an enormous engagement on the part of the German people. On the one hand you have Heidenau – but in reaction to that you can fill 100 or 200 volunteer positions," he said.
Heidenau, a town in Saxony, was the scene of violent far-right protests in front of a planned refugee centre earlier in August.
Schmidt made clear that the number of refugees Germany takes in will remain dependent on external conditions and not on quotas set in Berlin.
"There can be no upper limit set on the intake of people who are fleeing persecution and need protection," Schmidt said.
With Germany expecting 800,000 asylum applications during the course of 2015, Schmidt has had more work on his desk than in any previous year, and the backlog in applications is now estimated at a quarter of a million.
But the ex-jurist said that the opening of extra offices and the building up of his workforce would soon start to make a difference.
You would think that if doltish governments like Hungary's didn't want refugees, they'd organize fleets of buses to move newly arrived refugees right to Germany. Then in a few years they could wonder why the Germany economy was still thriving.