Center-Right Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has finally declared a drastic shift in the immigration policy of a once-peaceful country that has become a haven for the most violent foreign gangs, due to its infamous open-door welcome at the height of the migration crisis that has continued since 2015. Kristersson announced that Sweden is changing its “migration policy to the EU’s strictest.” The Sweden Democrats were handed a virtual no-win predicament when they joined the government in 2022, caused by the previous Socialist Democratic Party. “Almost all 5,000 gang members” in Sweden are migrants, and their proliferation is threatening to get worse without state intervention.
Here’s a brief picture of how Sweden’s open-door policy is now haunting the country:
That Sweden has become one of Europe’s most violent countries has finally attracted international attention. The French newspaper Le Monde lamented “Sweden’s powerlessness in the face of organized violence.” The paper quoted Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson from the Moderate Party stating that the situation is “uncontrollable” and may “get worse before it gets better.” Kristersson labelled the dozens of criminal gangs in Sweden “domestic terrorists.”
According to the Brookings Institution, Sweden took in the most refugees per capita:
In 2015, Sweden had a record-high of 162,877 applications for asylum, primarily from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan—or about 1.6 percent of Sweden’s population of 10 million. This would be proportionally equivalent to over five million people applying for asylum in the United States, which in fact only received approximately 83,000 asylum applications that year
Since 2016, police in Sweden admitted losing control of 55 no-go zones. By 2017, Swedish politicians were calling for the army to be deployed to these areas. That same year, Sweden was reportedly on the brink of civil war, as its National Police Chief Dan Eliasson spoke on national television and pleaded for assistance: “Help us, help us! In 2020, Muslim migrant gangs were terrorizing Sweden’s streets with bombings and murders, while the global spotlight on Sweden has been over so-called “Islamophobic” Qur’an burning incidents.
The numbers invading Sweden were unsustainable and led to internal political upheaval from a rightly disgruntled populace, which turned to populist leadership for a sensible solution. This crisis prompted former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Socialist Democratic Party, to declare in desperation that “Sweden needs a ‘respite’ from the tens of thousands of refugees knocking at its door….announcing tough measures to deter asylum seekers in a sharp reversal of its open-door policy.” Trying to save face, Löfven, who also served as the President of European Socialists, “criticized the EU for failing to agree to spread refugees more evenly around the bloc.” Yet nonetheless, migrants continued to flow into generous Sweden.
By 2018, the center-right leader of the opposition Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, called on Löfven to step down. Löfven ultimately resigned in disgrace three years later after doing grave damage to Sweden, and after losing a no confidence vote. But migrant gangs were already entrenched, along with no-go zones. Police Commissioner Erik Nord acknowledged that mass migration was linked to the surge in fatal shootings.
National Police Chief Anders Thornberg now warns that Swedish gangs are growing by 1,000 new recruits a year.
As many as 30,000 people in Sweden are involved in criminal networks, the country’s justice minister said ….describing the figure as “breathtaking” and vowing to introduce new legislation to fight organized crime.
Between January and May 2023 alone, Swedish police recorded, on average, one completed bomb detonation every two days.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Kristersson “publicly denounced his country’s poor management of immigration”:
Let me be clear: large-scale immigration and poor integration simply do not work. That is why we are now changing the Swedish migration policy to the EU’s strictest.
Failed globalist politicians and their suicidal immigration policies are not the ones facing the inevitable consequences of their own recklessness, and they manage to dodge demands for responsible immigration policies by calling anyone who questions them “racists.” Those same politicians continue to live and retire high on the hog and with personal security.