Immigration News – Monday, November 20, 2017

New Zealand refuses Manus refugees, German coalition thwarted by immigration, and Cards Against Humanity buy Mexico border wall land

New Zealand Refuses Manus Refugees (Reuters, 17/11/2017)

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that she would not accept refugees currently interred by Australia on New Guinea’s Manus Island unless the move is supported by Australia. Australia last week stated that if New Zealand and New Guinea delat directly on the mater, it would stain their relationship.

German Coalition Thwarted by Immigration (Business Insider, 19/11/2017)

The Christian Social Union and the Greens are refusing to cooperate on immigration policy, throwing a wrench into Angela Merkel’s attempts to create a 4-way coalition. Whereas the CSU insist on a 200K cap on immigration. The original deadline – Thursday – passed, and parties seemed to be getting closer together Sunday; but at midnight talks collapsed, as the Free Democratic Party walked out. “It is better not to govern than to govern badly,” said FDP leader, Christian Lindner.

Cards Against Humanity Buy Mexico Border Wall Land (BBC, 15/11/2017)

An organization that is behind a trending online game has purchased land upon which the US-Mexico border wall is meant to be constructed and is parceling out in $15 lots. The aim is to make repurchasing the land by the US government “as time-consuming and expensive as possible”. 150,000 subscriptions were sold out within the first 9 hours after the announcement. In 2016, Cards Against Humanity created a game called Secret Hitler, which “models the rise of fascism in a democracy”.