My bet is foreigher groups (Turks for ex) themselves will be the ones to say STOP enough is enough.
The "Jüdische Allgemeine" today had what I thought was a rather balanced commentary from the point of view of a group which frequently had to flee from persecution itself. Translation mine.
Safe in Germany?
They ony want to save their life, but citizens and politicians here are meeting them with mixed feelings
20/08/2015 - by Sergey Lagodinsky
The summer of 2015 seems to become a tears-and-goosebumps summer. There are no right and wrong emotions, but the line between the wish to help others and the drive of the German public to drown itself in its own emotion is most thin.
It is moving between the almost tears of [news anchor] Claus Kleber about the refiugee drama, which apparently created more sympathy than the civil war refugees themselves, the waves of indignation and unsubstantiated political accusations towards politicians, usually without a sense for the complexity of the situation, down to the internet crossfire which unfortunately honest [actor] Til Schweiger caught.
TEARS The political culture of concernment and hate does however hide the true shudder of the past months. It is displacing the goosebumps which the threats and attacks against refugees and their accommodations in Germany are causing, the tears which are shooting into your eyes at the view of sinking ships with entire refugee families and exhausted saved ones. And precisely this affection emerges in people who are doing something right and something important for others rather than incensing themselves: collecting clothes, teaching German, counseling people or taking them into their homes. These are the really moving emotions of this summer.
Political opponents are mauling each other over questions which additional countries could be considered safe and which alleviations politic have to grant to those fleeing from "real" states in crisis in return. But besides the question of safe states of origin the question remains unanswered whether Germany is a safe state of arrival at all.
Somebody who has ever lived in a real crisis zone and is not just informing himself on this via [French-German TV channel] Arte documentations appreciates the situation in Germany very well. Even accommodations with a common kitchen or a bed under a tent roof can bring relief to a war refugee. Provided he and his children feel welcomed by neighbors and have a perspective for the future.
INTEGRATION A perspective beyond summer means quite concretely: a solid roof above the head. For now it is summer, but very soon it will get colder and more wet. In the medium term therefore the question is posing itself, how Germany can offer humane accommodations and an integration perspective to the fleeing people. The numerous well-meant wishes do not always translate into well-done proposals.
Example: The wish for an immediate de-central accommodation of refugee families does not take into account that central accommodation facilities serve important functions at least in the initial phase of living in Germany. Because only here there is information and mutual exchange of experiences. If refugees are lacking social contacts, a de-central accommodation is pushing them into isolation and causes information deficits: Where to shop? To which school to send the children? How and where to file applications in time? A de-centeralization can only have success if personal support of the accommodated can be guaranteed. But is that even realistic with up to 750,000 refugees to be expected in this year?
We should do good without being naive. We should help without neglecting political responsibility towards the people in need in our emotion. We should help without de-humanizing the refugees once again through our drive for do-gooderdom.
EDUCATION It is people coming to us, not saints. They too are loving and hating, working and loafing. Some are diligent, others lazy, some are suffering, others lying. Some will arrive well in Germany and enrich this country. Many others however will not. Some children will quickly learn German and become doctors or writers. Other children will become "problem cases" in overcrowded schools.
Some will become entrepreneurs, others criminals, and some will become both, just as many Germans in our country. And yes, many arrivals of today could march on German streets against Israel or even against Jews one day. Just like numerous people with roots in the Middle East or Turkey did last summer. That, too, belongs to reality.
But that does not matter at this time, because most are not coming to Germany to please us. They are fleeing to Germany to save their own live and the live of their children. Somebody who considers this people good people wholesale has no head. Somebody who wantsa to deny them a right to life and to security has no heart. And before we switch on our head, we have to prove that we have a heart.
About integration problems we have to talk later. This is written on another political page - by the way, next to the chapters about political treatment of radical right-wing youths in Saxonian Switzerland or the German-descended rioters of [central Berlin square] Alexanderplatz. But first of all we are opening chapter one of the political book. And this chapter is called humanity.
The author is a lawyer and writer in Berlin.
From my experience, there are three kinds of people when it comes to this. The first write to our office, and usually all others in parliament too, to complain about the masses of "jungle negros and camel drivers" inundating Germany to suck our money and rape our women and children. The second are the busybody do-gooders who write to complain that the government is not doing enough to help the refugees (or the fair-weather volunteers who quit once the going gets tough, or the attention whores who complain that they get no recognition and support for their work from authorities who are already working at the limit of their own capacities). The third write to us and say "I have this empty house with four flats, only the bathrooms need some work, how can I turn this into a refugee accommodation? There's these abandoned US barracks, how's their status and can't we use them for this purpose?"
Overall, you know the situation is tough when the UN High Commissioner says that Germany and Sweden are left with taking in too much refugees. Germany is currently receiving 43 percent of all asylum applications in the EU, and indeed about 40 percent are from folks coming from the West Balkans (Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia - ca. 77,000 of 203,000 applications this year so far) who are not so much fleeing political, religious or ethnic persecution and violence rather than economic hardship, and are clogging up the system to the detriment of those in real need of refuge. France and Germany just launched another initiative to establish a more just distribution within the EU, but the Eastern Europeans in particular, who are less affected (in part by being less attractive) so far are obviously hesitant to share a greater part of the burden with associated cost and other problems.