Article courtesy of Jazz Shaw.
Bernie Sanders is a big fan of Denmark, referencing the socialist nation in a positive fashion in many of his stump speeches. One of the things he seems to like most about the country is their open, welcoming, non-judgemental attitude toward the rest of the world, as well as their generous social welfare programs which ensure that everyone is taken care of. He may want to take a fresh look at how that’s working out for them these days though, because the welcome mat is slowly but surely being withdrawn when it comes to the flood of Syrian and Iraqi immigrants.
Last December we looked at reports out of the Scandinavian country which indicated that Syrian and Iraqi refugees were having their valuables confiscated upon arrival to help pay for their care. Other restrictions on the new arrivals were being put in place as well, but now the Danes have turned their attention to their own citizens, punishing those who assist in bringing them into or through the country. The Washington Post shares one story this week describing the arrest of Lise Ramslog, a 70-year-old grandmother who gave a ride to a couple of Syrian families trying to reach Sweden. She was charged with human trafficking.