The integration of immigrants in the last 20 years has failed

The Swedish prime minister claims that the integration of immigrants in the last two decades has failed and fueled crime, according to Reuters.

Sweden has failed to integrate the large number of immigrants it has received over the past two decades, leading to parallel societies and gang violence, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Thursday, launching a series of initiatives to combat them. organized crime.

Many Swedes were shocked earlier this month after violent riots resulted in more than 100 wounded policemen. Violence erupted after a Swedish politician set fire to the Koran at a rally and tried to organize more in several immigrant-dominated neighborhoods.

Andersson blamed the criminals and said that both Islamism and right-wing extremism had gained ground in Sweden, in unusually sincere and self-critical comments.

“Segregation has been allowed to go so far that we have parallel societies in Sweden. We live in the same country, but in completely different realities, “Andersson told a news conference.

The number of people born abroad in Sweden has doubled in the last two decades, to 2 million, or one-fifth of the population. Andersson’s Social Democrats have been in power for 28 of the last 40 years, including the last eight years.

Andersson said he wants to introduce local youth crime commissions in which social services and police work together. She also proposed tools to ensure that young people remain in school and are not on the streets without parental consent.

“Integration was too weak at the same time as I had a lot of immigration. Society was too weak, resources for police and social services were too weak, “she said.

Sweden, which is holding general elections later this year, has sharply tightened its immigration policies since it received more people per capita than any other country in the European Union during the 2015 migration crisis. the most restrictive policies of the bloc.

The human rights organization Amnesty International has criticized Sweden’s tightening of policies, saying it causes human suffering and makes integration even more difficult for immigrants.

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