Candidate to Succeed Merkel Calls German Basic Asylum Law into Question

Breitbart | 11/25/2018 | Staff
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Friedrich Merz, a candidate to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has questioned whether Germany can continue with its asylum policy.

Mr Merz, a long-time critic of current Chancellor Merkel, spoke of Germany’s asylum laws on Wednesday at a regional conference of the CDU that took place in Seebach in the region of Thuringia, Kronen Zeitung reports.

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“I have long believed that we must be prepared to talk openly about this asylum fundamental right, whether it can continue in this form if we seriously want a European immigration and refugee policy,” Merz said.

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Germany is unique in that the right to claim asylum is enshrined its the country’s constitution.

Merz also added that he did not support the idea of accepting climate change as a legitimate argument for asylum saying that he would demand further clarification regarding that definition in the proposed UN Migration Pact, but noted that legitimate political...
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