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Obscure German Tweet Helped Spur Migrant March From Hungary - WSJ

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 1:30 p.m., a government agency in the southern German city of Nuremberg posted a sentence on Twitter that would change the lives of tens of thousands of desperate people. “We are at present largely no longer enforcing Dublin procedures for Syrian citizens,” said the note, posted on the account of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

Declawing the ‘tiger mom’

“Our research debunks the idea that there is something intrinsic about Asian culture, traits or values that produces exceptional educational outcomes,” Lee says. “First, the change in U.S. immigration law in 1965 was critical, because it ushered in a new stream of immigrants from Asia who are hyperselected – meaning that they’re more highly educated than their compatriots and also more highly educated than the general U.S. population.” For example, only 4 percent of people living in China have college degrees, but about 51 percent of those emigrating to the U.S. do. […]Moreover, these immigrants exceed the academic attainment of most Americans, 28 percent of whom are college-educated. “The biggest predictor of a child’s success is parental education,” Lee notes. “If your parents are college-educated, the likelihood of you going to college and graduating is very high.”

Hungary surveys citizens about immigration

1. How important is the spread of terrorism as far as your own life is concerned? 2. In your opinion could Hungary become the target of terrorism in the next few years? 3. Do you agree that mistaken immigration policies contribute to the spread of terrorism? 4. Did you know that economic immigrants cross the border illegally and that lately their numbers have increased twentyfold? 5. Do you agree with the opinion that economic immigrants endanger the jobs and livelihoods of the Hungarian people [magyar emberek]? 6. In your opinion did Brussels’ policies on immigration and terrorism fail? 7. Would you support the government in its effort to introduce stricter immigration regulations in opposition to Brussels? 8. Would you support a new regulation that would allow the government to place immigrants who illegally entered the country into internment camps? 9. In your opinion should those immigrants who illegally enter the country be returned to their own countries in the shortest possible time? 10. Do you agree that those economic immigrants who stay in Hungary should have to work to cover the cost of their keep? 11. Do you agree that the best means of combating immigration is to give economic assistance to the countries of origin of the immigrants? 12. Do you agree with the government that instead of allocating funds to immigration we should support Hungarian families and those children yet to be born?