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Sweden ‘pulls up the ladder’ and closes borders

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 13, 2015

Invasion of Europe news…..

Sweden registering

Refugees register at Stockholm central mosque on Oct. 15, 2015. Photographer: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-11/sweden-resorts-to-temporary-border-controls-amid-refugee-crisis

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?)

Al Jazeera:

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”.

Good question!

See all of our posts, going back many years, about the ‘Invasion of Europe,’ here.  And see dozens and dozens of previous stories from Sweden (our Socialist canary in a coal mine) here.

8 Responses to “Sweden ‘pulls up the ladder’ and closes borders”

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  3. lehi48 said

    There is a very simple answer for the simpleton who asked why Sweden would take In so many if they couldn’t take care of you.
    Firstly, you and your gang of how many mucseled your way into Sweden as an UNinvited and UNwelcomed guest. Two. Why does any one need to take care of you? Why can’t you take care of yourself? Did Syria take care of you? If yes go back to Syria so they can take. Care of you. Did you come to Sweden to GIve or to Take.

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  4. Ray Rigsby said

    Nice try Sweden, but it’s to little to late. Enjoy your new muslim hoard and go buy lots of prayer rugs, you’re toast.

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  5. 2 little
    2 late

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  6. hitrestart1 said

    “If they can’t take care of us properly, they should not take so many.”

    It seems to have escaped your narrow field of understanding that NOBODY should be taking you in because NOBODY should be taking care of you!

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