No nonwhite invaders have tried to cross the border between Russia and Norway this week since the Norwegian government announced that it would immediately deport any who did so back to Russia—and the flood of invaders coming up from the south is also quickly drying up.
Invaders had been using bicycles to cross the border between Russia and Norway before the crackdown.
The crackdown, driven by the populist Norwegian Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp)—which is a junior coalition partner in that country’s government—was announced the week before by Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen.
The Norwegian border police reported on Tuesday, December 1, that no invaders had crossed the border from Russia after police were deployed at the Schengen area’s northernmost checkpoint on Monday.
Since the start of the year, more than 5,000 nonwhite invaders have crossed into Norway from Russia. This is 16 percent of the 30,000 “asylum” applications made in Norway this year.
Most of these invaders arrived in Norway via neighboring Sweden, but since that country reinstated border controls on November 12th, the flow has steadily declined: last week only 968 people sought asylum in Norway compared to 2,108 the previous week, a number that nonetheless remains much higher than normal.
The crackdown also has slowed down the invasion from the south, with reports of invaders being turned back while trying to board ferries from Denmark because they do not possess any suitable papers.
The Norwegian government’s move has cunningly not broken any of the Schengen visa area’s rules, which state that entrance is guaranteed only for people in possession of a valid Schengen visa.
Norway is also not a member of the European Union, and cannot therefore be obligated to take refugee “quotas” as demanded by that organization.
Last month the Norwegian government also formally declared Russia a “safe country” for asylum seekers. This has the effect of making it technically illegal for people to “flee” from Russia to claim “refugee status” elsewhere, as they are already in a “safe zone.” (This logic is of course also applicable to Turkey, making the Angela Merkel open doors invitation to the Third World to invade Europe also technically illegal.)
The measures have proven popular with the Norwegian public. A new opinion poll has found that the Frp now holds more than 17 percent of the vote.
The poll, conducted by research firm Norstat for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), shows Frp with 17.3 percent of the vote, up four full points from NRK’s last poll in November, which showed Frp at 13.3 percent. Almost all the other parties fell, with Frp’s government coalition partner, the Conservatives, logging the biggest decline. It fell 1.4 points, to 22.5 percent of the vote.
Together, the Conservatives-Progress Party minority coalition has more support than Labor, although Labor remains Norway’s single largest party with 34.6 percent of the vote, down from 35.5 percent in November.
Bernt Aardal, a professor of political science at the University of Oslo, as quoted by the NRK, attributed the Progress Party’s rebound solely to the current crisis.
“The poll is clearly closely tied to the change in attitudes towards asylum and immigration policies,” Aardal told NRK.