Letter From Berlin Xenophobia at the Heart of German Politics

A German state governor has won applause from fellow conservatives for demanding a crackdown on "criminal young foreigners." Immigrant groups and political rivals say he is playing with fire in a debate that reveals the widespread xenophobia obstructing integration in Germany.
Koch has made fighting "criminal young foreigners" a mainstay in his campaign for re-election.

Koch has made fighting "criminal young foreigners" a mainstay in his campaign for re-election.

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