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    Kaczyński Warns: Local Leadership Key to Protecting Poland from Migrant Influx

    Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PiS), has once again sounded the alarm on the looming migrant crisis and emphasized the critical role of local governance in safeguarding the nation’s security. Speaking in Stalowa Wola, Kaczyński highlighted the upcoming local elections as pivotal in determining Poland’s stance on the European Union’s contentious migrant relocation policies.

    The recent decision by the European Parliament to enforce quotas requiring member states to accommodate a minimum of 30,000 migrants annually has ignited widespread debate and concern throughout Poland. The potential financial penalties for non-compliance, amounting to a staggering 20,000 euros per unaccepted migrant, have intensified the urgency of the issue. Politicians aligned with the ruling coalition have either supported or refrained from opposing these burdensome directives, further exacerbating tensions.

    During a gathering at a local government convention, Kaczyński stressed the imperative of maintaining Poland’s security amidst the growing migrant influx. He emphasized the pivotal role of local authorities in determining the fate of incoming migrants.

    “In the face of potentially unwanted guests in our country, the willingness of local governments to either accept or reject them will be paramount,” Kaczyński asserted, citing recent tragic events in Sweden as a sobering reminder of the dangers posed by unchecked migration.

    Reflecting on his earlier warnings about Sweden’s deteriorating security situation, Kaczyński reaffirmed the validity of his concerns. “Nine years ago, I faced backlash for raising alarms about Sweden’s predicament. Today, tragic events have tragically vindicated those warnings, underscoring the pressing need for vigilance,” he remarked.

    Kaczyński underscored the responsibility of local leaders in prioritizing the safety of their communities. “It is imperative that mayors and local authorities have the courage to say ‘no’ to policies that compromise the security of our residents,” he asserted.

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