The refugee crisis that has swarmed Europe has offered more and more cause for concern as the United States still debates the issue. In particular, rape seems to accompany these so-called refugees, many of whom are military-aged males.
The latest comes from Germany where a number of refugees are refusing to do any work at all to help repay their hosts hospitality. From The Express:
According to mayor Bernd Pohlers of the eastern town of Saxony Waldenburg, the asylum seekers refused to accept the work that was offered to them after they arrived in the country.
The local council spent £600 arranging for the men to have uniforms but were stunned when they were told they would not complete it because they were “guests of Angela Merkel”.
While asylum seekers are not allowed to work under immigration rules within the EU, they are allowed to do voluntary work.
However officials in the district of Zwickau came up with a plan to help encourage those without employment to get back to work and to help them become more accepted within the local community.
But all of the male residents of the local refugee accommodation who initially agreed to get involved in the charitable activities quit after discovering there was a minimum wage £7.30 (€8.50) in Germany.
The men had been picked up and offered transportation from their paid-for housing where they are also given food and then dropped home.
Now, we can understand being less than pleased they’re not making minimum wage, but they’re also a special case. If German law says they can’t work regular jobs, they probably can’t make minimum wage. Period.
The effort was to try to make these refugees — a group of people who have been surrounded with controversy from the start — more accepted in the community.
It’s unlikely the United States would put any limits on jobs available to refugees within our borders. We barely limit the work options of illegal immigrants, and refugees are legal. They’ll be free to seek full employment.
However, the situation in Waldenburg highlights an important point. If these refugees don’t have to work, they may choose not to. In a nation like ours that already has so many people on welfare, can we really afford to support even more people who are capable of working but may choose not to?