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Racist Attacks against the Naturalization of Foreigners (September 14, 1979)

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Whereas the Bundestag parties in the past agreed that the tiny Federal Republic could not become an immigration country, they have now invented the new label “country of residence for foreigners.”

The latest statistics show that while nearly four million foreigners live here, only about 1.9 million of them work; the other two million are family members. This imbalance will only get worse in the coming years. In Baden-Württemberg alone there are about 80,000 registered foreigners whose spouses still live in their home country. Then there are the children of about 40,000 foreign couples, children who don’t even live in the Federal Republic yet. Now they’re all supposed to come, too!

Instead of stopping this wave and encouraging guest workers to return to their home countries, the SPD-run and FDP-supported federal government wants to continue “family reunions” on German soil. Helmut Schmidt evidently thinks he has found a way to gloss over the devastating decline in birthrates that has occurred during his administration. The important thing is that the statistics add up.

But the red functionaries have long been waiting to put an end to “German jingoism,” which is how they’d describe allegiance to the German nation. To them, the naturalization of hundreds of thousands of uprooted foreigners seems like an appropriate means.

We can only hope that the Turkish government will put a stop to this denationalization of their people and that we’ll succeed in voting out this godforsaken Schmidt-Genscher government in 1980. Because time is running out fast!

Source: M.W., “Helmut Schmidt macht aus Türken Deutsche!” [“Helmut Schmidt Turns Turks into Germans!”], Deutsche Nachrichten, September 14, 1979.

Translation: Allison Brown

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