Sweden ‘pulls up the ladder’ and closes borders
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 13, 2015
Invasion of Europe news…..
First I saw this story from Al Jazeera about Sweden’s plan to close their border yesterday, and then I’m seeing that Breitbart tells us about the reaction of the migrants who had their feet in the door just the day before yesterday—they are happy Sweden is closing the gates behind them!
(Of course what will this mean for those already on the road behind them working their way northward through Europe?)
Sweden will impose temporary border controls starting Thursday in response to an influx of refugees, a turnaround for a country known for its open-door policies that also threw down the gauntlet to other EU nations hit by a migration crisis.
Sweden’s prime minister is defending his decision to reintroduce border controls, saying it is no longer possible to properly control the country’s borders.
Stefan Lofven told reporters on Thursday that “when our authorities tell us we cannot guarantee the security and control of our borders, we need to listen.”
The decision by a Nordic state that touts itself as a “humanitarian superpower” underscored how the flow of refugees into the European Union is straining its prized system of open internal borders close to breaking point.
Sweden’s government had warned last week that it could no longer guarantee finding accommodation for newly-arrived refugees. [Remember the ‘no beds’ story, here—ed]
The minority government has faced pressure also from the center-right opposition and far-right, anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats — who are rising in polls — to tighten up on refugees.
The Swedish Migration Agency already plans to shelter thousands of refugees in heated tents due to a housing shortage, while some people may be accommodated in venues such as ski resorts and a theme park.
Some 10,000 refugees arrived last week, and 2,000 in one day — both records for Sweden. Compounding concerns, there have been more than a dozen suspected arson attacks on buildings earmarked for refugees in the last few months.
Why would Sweden take so many?
Now be sure to read Breitbart where those who got in are overjoyed that the border will be closed so they won’t have to compete with even more migrants for accommodations and welfare goodies.
One Syrian migrant told the paper: “I’m surprised how it is here in Sweden. If they can’t take care of us properly, they should not take so many”.
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