Forty per cent of Germans say they fear the UN Migration Pact will give migrants additional asylum rights.
The Insa Institute carried out a survey of 2,062 Germans between Friday and Monday, asking them to respond to the statement: “I fear that the signing of the UN Migration Pact could lead to additional claims for asylum.”
Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that 40 per cent responded they feared the UN declaration would give migrants greater rights to asylum in Germany and almost an equal number either responded “don’t know” or did not answer, while just 22.7 per cent said they did not perceive any risk of increased asylum seekers.
The migration pact, due to be signed between the 10th and 11th of December in Marrakesh, Morocco, would require signatories to open up welfare systems to illegal aliens as well as “commit to eliminat[ing] all forms of discrimination” with measures including state promotion of “diversity” and the prevention of “hate speech.”
While the United Nations claims the agreement is non-binding, legal experts have said that it is drafted in a way that creates a framework for asylum laws and occupies a “legal grey area.”
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The survey was conducted for the Union of Values — a union of thousands of conservative members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) — with its Federal President Alexander Mitsch saying that the CDU/CSU must take its members’ concerns seriously and ensure the Bundestag and Federal Government do not make commitments that could become binding.
“Therefore, at least in a protocol statement to be adopted, should it be stipulated that Germany rejects any future legal liability as a consequence of the pact,” Mr Mitsch said.
The CDU are set to meet for their party conference in early December — before the signing of the UN document in Morocco — but Chancellor Merkel has already signalled in the strongest terms her support for the compact, attacking concern over the controversial agreement as “nationalism in its purest form.”
Breitbart London reported that internal documents from the Federal Foreign Office revealed Merkel’s government was the main architect of the pact, claiming they had been working on the agreement since 2016 — shortly after the chancellor unilaterally suspended the EU’s asylum rules and invited over one million migrants from the Global South into Europe.
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