Poland Welcomes Immigrants From Europe

Aug 9, 2017

Poland’s President is in a fight with the European Union. He refuses to accept migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. The president pointed out that “Poland is open for migration.” In 2016 the country issued 1,267,000 visas for Ukrainians. And half of those visas were work permits. The Polish president’s remarks were similar to those of President Zeman of the Czech Republic. Zeman said that he has “nothing against immigrants who come here to work and who have similar language and similar culture like ours.” “I do not want immigrants who come from other cultures who come for social benefits, not because of work. Muslims should remain in the countries where they live [and] they should work in them, and they should not go to Europe, where they do not want to work.” Hungary’s president Orbán is open to resettling the “true refugees” of Western Europe. “Germans, Dutch, French and Italians, terrified politicians and journalists who here in Hungary want to find the Europe they have lost in their homelands,” Orbán said.