Migrants in Germany: Should they be paid to go home?

Germany is betting that the answer is yes.

The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial incentives to leave its shores, and until 28 February 2018 it’s prepared to pay out extra.

Individuals will get €1,000 and families up to €3,000 (£2,650; $3,540) to cover rent or resettlement costs back in their home countries – things like basic kitchen or bathroom facilities.


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  • felis gracilis

    Should they be paid to go home?
    Whatever it takes.

  • Sharkibark

    As long as they are fingerprinted & retina scanned before they take the cheque. 🙂

    • Watchman

      Yes, but the people doing the fingerprinting and retinal scans have to be trustworthy too, as it is equivalent to flushing money down a toilet to attempt to keep the sewer lines clear: you have to trust the flushers.

    • Watchman

      I suspect that the SJWs and Progressives would demand that this sure way of identification not be done as they would claim that it infringed on the immigrants’ privacy.

      If it was done, I would add DNA testing too to sort out the Syrian ‘refugees’ that seem to be from central Africa.

    • JoKeR
      • Maggat

        Automation, gotta love it.

  • Alain

    No, paying them is encouraging more of the same. Physical removal by deportation is the only way and cheaper, especially in the long run. Since none have the guts to do what is necessary, ending all welfare and benefits would at least result in many self-deporting at least to another country offering welfare and benefits and discourage more from coming.

    • canminuteman

      It depends how you do it. Don’t give them enough that it’s worth their while to come back and do it again.

  • k1962

    Hopefully their pilots will agree to do the job.

    • k1962

      On second thought, since they love Hitler so much, send them back in cattle cars :/

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    That won’t be enough.
    They will have to prevent them from escaping to another EU country and they will have to be removed from all benefits as well.
    A big carrot and a very painful stick, and no other option.
    This will cost Germany a hundred billion and take years if they are to be successful.
    They will also have to do this with their Turks too.
    That won’t be pleasant either.

  • Use that money to pay roving hordes of German bounty hunters and keep the funds in-country.

  • Editor

    An admission of the utter madness of Merkel’s open borders psychotic episode and the re-establishment of true border controls should accompany this effort at repatriation lest as many keep coming in as they are able to send back.

  • Watchman

    Only the mad are likely to take up the offer as refugee benefits greatly outweighs what might be just a month’s welfare if they stayed.

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  • Maggat

    They should be prodded onto the ships home. At the point of a bayonet if necessary.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What’s to stop them from re entry?