Child refugees: Saad Alsaud (left), Sweden’s fastest “14-year-old” and Ahmed Farid (right), “16-years-old”
-The number of children seeking asylum in Sweden has exploded over the last ten years, presumably because children are granted asylum much quicker than adults, and Swedish authorities don’t verify the age of these “children.” Refugees are allowed to bring their entire family to Sweden once they get residency status.
-Swedish journalists do everything in their power to maintain this image of “refugee children.”
-“I’m risking my job by telling you this. … Many of us are under state orders to keep quiet. It’s professional misconduct to contact, for example, immigration services with information about someone lying on their asylum application.” — “Isak,” an employee at a facility for unaccompanied children.
-During the last few years, violent incidents at homes where the “children” live have become more and more prevalent.
-Unaccompanied refugee children are the next billion-dollar industry in Sweden. With an average cost of 2000 kronor $233) per child per day, the 7000 refugee “children” who came last year cost 5.1 billion kronor ($595 million).