German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- with the stroke of a pen -- will allow Syrian refugees to stay in Germany and apply for asylum, the Vox website reports today (August 28, 2015).
Consequently, thousands of Syrians -- who would otherwise face uncertainty in Europe -- can now begin the process of rebuilding their lives in Germany.
Germany's welcoming of refugees could not have come at a more critical time.
Europe is now facing its largest refugee crisis since World War II, and the human cost has already been devastating. Unfortunately, most European countries have not taken a significant role to help resolve the serious dilemma resulting from the huge influx of African and Asian refugees and migrants.