Why can’t refugees travel to Sweden legally?

Refugees should not be forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe in order to seek asylum, argues Liberal Party MEP Cecilia Wikström, who also wants to see other EU states joining Sweden and Germany in taking in more people from war-torn nations.

Over 50 million people are currently displaced in the world, many of them caught in a cold and harsh winter. One fifth of these are Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Approximately two million of the Syrian refugees are living in refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt, where access to medical care and medication is scarce.

Only about two percent of the refugees make their way to Europe. Most of them come through a dangerous boat ride across the Mediterranean Sea. I’m proud of the fact that Sweden last year granted asylum to 26 000 Syrians, just as many as Germany.

Meanwhile, the UNCHR reports that 3419 people died on the perilous journey to Europe. It is a tragic record and it is clear that the Mediterranean Sea is now a sea of death, a giant graveyard of anonymous people united by a single desire – to save their lives…

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  • “Illegal entries in Europe: + 153%! The never-seen, with more than 230,000 illegal in one year. And even then is it that foreigners detected by border guards.” (Le Figaro)

    • tom_billesley

      We only know about the ones who claim welfare benefits.

  • wooted

    Am I the only one who thinks they look like landing craft?

  • tom_billesley

    “just as many as Germany….”. She thinks it’s a competition.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why indeed? Sweden should run planes nonstop to every Muslim shithole in the world and bring them all back to Sweden for free, for life. 2,000 people a week should be a good place to start.

  • winniec

    Population replacement. Le grand remplacement.

    Leftarded cultural Marxists want to ethnically cleanse white people from Europe.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Or at least SUICIDALLY STUPID white people.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Sweden again! Perhaps it would be more effective is BCF dedicated a subsidiary blog to Sweden’s national suicide. I can think of a couple of jaunty names for it:

    Stockholm Syndrome Street

    Behead the Bjorns!

    ABBA (Remixed & Beheaded)

    We Are All Malmö!

    SUICIDE – Swedish-Style

    I’m sure you guys can think of a few – likely better ones.

  • Gaian

    These illegals need to clean up their own countries and make them safe. All they do is bring their foul, destructive cultures into civilized places and demand that those brutal cultures be respected. These illegal boaters who try to slip into Europe from Africa should have their boats dragged back to the African coast and sunk close to the beaches there. The Europeans have a right to maintain their culture and national security, as well as making their country safe from the disease, malice and welfare sucking that comes with allowing uncontrolled immigration/asylums.