Nationalist European leaders are quickly adopting policies that resemble President Donald Trump’s America First agenda. That’s largely because they are tasked with cleaning up the devastation to their countries that liberal globalists caused by opening the borders to criminal migrants.
If the facts about unchecked immigration give everyday Americans pause, don’t be alarmed. The liberal elites who pushed open borders and a sanctuary EU brought about even worse destruction than what occurred in the U.S.
Once ranked among the most peaceful nations on the planet, Sweden saw crime skyrocket after allowing radical Muslim extremists to enter their lands. Before the flood of Muslim asylum-seekers, Sweden had not logged a single incident involving an explosion in years. But in 2018, that statistic topped 160, and Sweden’s National Operations Department chief Linda H Straaf attributed the surge to “Bangers, improvised explosives, and hand grenades.” These are pricelessly the weapons terrorist such as ISIS used in the Middle East.
Sweden also went from ranking among the safest places for women to walk the streets to suffering the highest number of rape attacks in all of Europe. National-minded leaders are quickly replacing the outgoing liberal elite policymakers of the EU. Mirroring the positions of America’s president, they have drawn a line in the sand and refuse to take more illegals. As migrants use force to try to penetrate the border into Greece from Turkey, Swedish officials are issuing flyers, letting them know Sweden will refuse them entry.
“Sweden is full. Don’t come to us! We can’t give you more money or provide housing. Sorry about this message,” a flyer states that is signed by “The people of Sweden, Sweden Democrats.”
Populist Swedish leader Jimmie Åkesson made an appearance at the Turkey-Greece border to observe the thousands-strong migrant mob. Reports indicate they violently attempted to overrun Greek border patrol officers.
“Above all, the visit is about forming your own picture of what the situation is,” Åkesson reportedly said. “Both by looking with our own eyes and by talking to migrants and police. The EU’s external border was tested in 2015 and collapsed. We can’t just rely on it.”
In what appears to be a policy of spite, Turkish strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly mocked the EU for its former open borders policies and criticism of his attempts to secure his own. Now, Erdogan reportedly plans to open the floodgates for upwards of 100,000 migrants of unknown origin to pass through to the EU. While Greece faces an uphill challenge to maintain border integrity, countries such as Austria and its neighbors have already closed theirs.
“Hungary has assured us that it will protect its borders as best it can, like Croatia’s,” Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said. “Should, despite that, people reach us, then they must be stopped.”
Countries such as the U.K. that took in Middle Eastern migrants now struggle with increased crime, and Muslim radicals have created “no-go” zones that ban police entry. Mass migration ranks among the leading reasons that the U.K. voted in favor of Brexit and is in the process of leaving the EU.
In the U.S., illegal immigration has allowed criminal gangs such as MS-13 to gain a foothold and remains a leading cause of wage stagnation among manual labor occupations. With the liberal elites being swept away, nationalist EU policies clearly reflect President Trump’s. Perhaps they should market strategies to regain control of their communities as EU First!