Sweden: Number of ‘unaccompanied minors’ soaring, small towns can’t handle it.
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 5, 2015
More on the ‘Invasion of Europe’.…
Do you know about “brood parasites” in nature—you know, like the clever Cuckoo bird that lays its eggs in another bird’s nest, so that the unsuspecting host bird feeds and cares for the Cuckoo’s young often resulting in death to the host’s own offspring! That is what I think of every time I hear one more story about the “unaccompanied children” flocking to the US, or in this case to Sweden.
Aren’t we just like the animals after all? (I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth among my Leftwing critics!)
I know we have posted a lot on Sweden in recent weeks and days (click here for our complete archive), but it’s important because we can use Sweden as our ‘canary in a coal mine’ (oh geez, an ornithological analogy again!). The country is small and the huge number of migrants they are permitting to live there will bring them to the brink sooner than larger western countries, so we can all watch and learn from what happens to Sweden.
It is not just the US that has ‘unaccompanied minors’ (the “children”) arriving en masse. Here is a report about one unhappy community—Östra Göinge—in southern Sweden.
We reported on this Swedish policy here in 2013, when one of the “kids” murdered another of the “children” at a residential facility, not in Östra Göinge, but in another town.
From The Local (emphasis mine):
Around 7,000 unaccompanied refugee children arrived in Sweden in 2014, twice as many as the year before. And some parts of the country aren’t coping, according to reports.
A total of 81,300 people found refuge in Sweden in 2014, a jump of almost 50 percent from the 54,300 in 2013.
Among the refugees, 7,000 were children arriving without their families – almost double the figure from the previous year.
A law change that came into effect last January means that the unaccompanied minors can be sent to any municipality in the country, regardless of whether the municipalities want them or not.
Some consider the influx to be problematic, including Patric Åberg of the city council in southern Sweden’s Östra Göinge.
“We have taken in unaccompanied minors since 2011, but the problem is that the municipalities taking in many of them have to take in even more – and we think it’s devastating,” he told the TT news agency.
He says that his municipality simply doesn’t have the room to house so many children, and that other parts of Sweden should step up and take their share.
The municipality has requested an official court inquest into the matter.
“We think there is a gap here and that we can get around it. We want the system to be changed at a fundamental level,” he added.
There is a bit more about “flocking” at The Local.
See our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ here (mostly about the “children” arriving in the US, but they are seeing it in Italy too!).
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