Federal states in Germany are planning to thwart Merkel’s unconstitutional and unlawful open borders policy by passing their own legislation to cap the numbers of migrants allowed to enter their states.
Saxony Anhalt’s CDU Governor Reiner Haseloff urged individual federal states to set their own limits independently of Berlin.
Haseloff said his state would set an upper limit of 12,000 people a year.
The push by federal states to legislate on the issue of migrants spells the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s power, according to a political analyst, Heinrich Oberreuter.
States laws may not conflict with federal laws, but no federal law has been passed for Merkel’s sanctuary country policy.
There are 16 federal states in Germany. Fifteen are states governed by a Minister President. Three of them, Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen, are city states governed by a Burgermeister.