No, actually, she hasn't. But her allies in her (for now) ruling center-right coalition sure the heck are:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has done an about-turn on its "refugee" policy and has gradually shifted away from its welcoming culture, the leader of her Bavarian allies told a newspaper.
Merkel opened Germany’s borders to refugees last summer and at that time Germans applauded newcomers arriving at the train station in Munich but, as the mood toward [Muslim]s has shifted, she has stressed that the number coming needs to be reduced.
Gee, what could possibly have spoiled Deutschlanders' welcoming mood....?
I can't imagine, can you?
“The federal government has completely changed its refugee policy, even if it does not admit that,” Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), told Bild am Sonntag.
Merkel's (for now) ruling coalition getting its esel getreten in three state elections a week ago might, just might, have also had something to do with it. Stubborn pride, arrogance, and ego are why "Mama" Merkel won't yet publicly admit it.
None of the above is surprising. What may seem surprising, but really isn't, is how quickly the message has gotten back up the "supply chain":
In a white van parked on a cliff looking out to sea, Turkish guards wait patiently for their scanner to detect [Muslim] boats slipping across the water to Greece.
But fears of a sudden scramble to reach Europe ahead of new restrictions to curb the flow of [Muslim]s appeared to have been unfounded....
Nearly every night over the past year, men, women and children have used the cover of darkness to scramble into small inflatable boats and set off into an uncertain future.
On Friday, around five hundred Syrians left from the beach being scanned by the radar van. Yet twenty-four hours later no-one turned up.
It's no different than illegal immigration anywhere else: Remove the incentives for sneaking across borders without authorization, and "migrants" will cease doing it. In the case of our illegal immigration crisis, simply enforce existing immigration laws and deport what illegals we can, and the "self-deportation" message will be sent. The attempt to passively invade the United States will be more difficult, and those making the attempt will have more to lose, than by simply staying put.
In Europe's case, make it clear that the expressway to "a better life" of rape and pillage and cultural imperialism has been cut off and "migrants" are never gonna get there, and they will stop trying. Ditto the Turks now cooperating in cutting off the invasion versus waving them all through up to now; Ankara had no reason whatsoever to stem the influx of Muzzies into a neighboring political entity that had condescendingly shunned them repeatedly until the Germans, and every country between them and Turkey, gave them a reason by halting the influx, exacerbating a cascade backup all the way to the source. And the Turks sure as shinola don't need "migrants" piling up in their country with their cities already under terrorist siege.
Again, it's all about incentives. Give wannabe illegal aliens or Muslim "migrants" a reason to stay home, and they will. Give 'em every reason in the world to pour across the border, and they'll do that, too. The moral of the story? Quiet solutions are usually the most effective ones, even if they don't tend to attract the most votes.