Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is considering the idea of mandatory national service in Germany for its youth, as well as migrants.
The CDU is reconsidering the program, which was abolished in 2011, to help unify the country around "traditional core values," according to The Guardian.
“Many CDU members mentioned reintroducing the draft or general compulsory service,” CDU general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told local media on Saturday.
“If refugees complete such a year, which could be voluntary or mandatory, it would help to integrate them into the country and society,” she continued.
“It would also increase the acceptance of refugees among the population.”
The consideration comes as Merkel's approval is at an all-time low, with only one in five Germans approving of her handling of the migrants.
For example, over 1,200 migrants were moved to the village of Boostedt, which has brought crime and cultural chaos into the quaint town.
"No one recognizes our city anymore," said one elderly resident. "Boostedt used to be a beautiful place and a nice place to live, now it is a little different and no one knows what the future holds.”