bobbi: Merkel needs to learn her history. My family came to the USA from Germany. My great-grandfather and his family were all granted a visa, all except his 2 year old daughter. The US limited the number of German children under age 5 from coming into the USA. America was concerned about "too many Germans" coming into the USA, possibly changing American culture. Countries do restrict immigration for various reasons. Germany has become secular. Many Muslims DO NOT assimilate, instead insisting on their way of life (clothing, laws, schooling). Merkel is destroying the EU.