Opinion Merkel's Humane Refugee Policies Have Failed

Last September, Angela Merkel opened Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees, mostly from Syria. Her calculation that the rest of Europe would support her backfired. She now finds herself isolated at home and abroad as conditions worsen for asylum-seekers.
"We'll Never Manage It, Ms. Merkel," reads graffiti painted along a wall on a road on Rügen Island in northeastern Germany.

"We'll Never Manage It, Ms. Merkel," reads graffiti painted along a wall on a road on Rügen Island in northeastern Germany.

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