Thursday, March 9, 2017

Swedes Look to Knees and Teeth to Reveal True Age of Scam-Prone "Refugees"

You would think it would be fairly easy to judge the approximate age of a male asylum seeker from, say, Syria or Iraq. But after being lied to again and again by refugees looking to game the all-too-generous system, the Swedes are taking more drastic steps to figure it out (my bolds):
A new method of assessing the age of asylum applicants by examining their teeth and knee joints is now under way in Sweden.  
The new system, unveiled in September by the national forensic medicine agency (R√§ttsmedicinalverket), is designed to make age assessment during the asylum process more accurate. 
The Swedish migration authority (Migrationsverket) has previously been criticized for failings in its initial age assessments of applicants, with some municipalities reporting suspected cases of adults being registered as a children and placed into residential care homes for young people or sent to school
The first cases in which the new method will be used are to be sent from Migrationsverket to R√§ttsmedicinalverket on Tuesday. From 3,000 to as many as 14,000 lone refugee children and youths are expected to be affected by the new process, according to the migration authority. 
The method of medical age assessment to be used consists of taking X-rays of wisdom teeth, and MRI scans of knee joints, which are then analyzed by dentists and radiologists. The first results are expected to be ready within a few weeks.
My questions: what happens when the tests show that a refugee has lied about his age? Will he face any serious consequences (other than being kicked out of High School, I mean)?

2 comments:

Moe said...

Sorry, this is off-topic (same country), but the excerpt is still in my clipboard, so I'll paste it. I was looking for Swedish stats about immigrants and came across a government issue about the myths surrounding immigration.
About the myth of "no-go zones", the govt said:

"Facts: No. In a report published in February 2016, the Swedish Police Authority identified 53 residential areas around the country that have become increasingly marred by crime, social unrest and insecurity. These places have been incorrectly labelled 'no-go zones'. What is true, however, is that in several of these areas the police have experienced difficulties fulfilling their duties; but it is not the case that the police do not go to them or that Swedish law does not apply there.

The causes of the problems in these areas are complex and multifaceted. To reverse the trend, more initiatives are required from all of society, at all levels."

Ha-ha! Don't you dare call those 53 areas of increased crime "no-go zones". It has to hurt being twisted into such a pretzel.

scaramouche said...

As I've previously written, denial is a river that flows--that gushes--through Sweden.