Deportation is not always that easy. For instance, it has been reported that deporting people to Morocco is difficult because Morocco doesn't allow its own people back into the country. What are you going to do? Fly them over and parachute them out of the plane? I guess it's similar with Syria. Even if we deported people to Syria, how's it going to work? Do we fly them over with Luftwaffe planes and leave them at some military airport? The huge mistake has been made years ago when the refugee situation in Greece and Italy was ignored by - among others - the German government. That's what got us into this mess. And now there is not much wiggle room. It's easy to demand better handling of the refugee situation, but it's now pretty much impossible to do anything right short term. That's also true for the "Merkel invited millions of people" legend - it's a compelling narrative, but it's not true. When Merkel briefly suspended the Dublin agreement and had photos taken with refugees, those millions were already on their way. Closing the borders would simply have shifted the problem south, to Austria, Hungary, the Balkan countries and Turkey. That would have likely spelled disaster. Of course, I don't really have too much sympathy with Merkel. She could have avoided most of this by taking action years ago, but for populist reasons she choose not to.