Poland announced Saturday it will shut the door completely to refugees because the government views them as a security risk.
Poland is among the European countries with the smallest refugee influx over the past year. The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) previously said it wouldn’t allow any refugees without a thorough vetting process, but will now refuse to take any refugees at all.
“After recent events connected with acts of terror, [Poland] will not accept refugees because there is no mechanism that would ensure security,” Jarosław Kaczyński, the PiS chairman and former prime minister, said Saturday. “This is the position of the prime minister and the whole of PiS.”