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[ 27. Jan 2006 ]

Sweden: Deportations rise under 'asylum amnesty'


Fewer than half of the asylum seekers whose cases are being dealt with under provisional immigration regulations will be allowed to stay, according to the latest forecast from the Swedish Board of Migration.


The Local (News from Sweden in English) reported on 23rd January 2006 on the situation under a new law:

"Sweden's parliament voted in November to give asylum seekers whose application has been rejected a second chance to obtain a residence permit.

The law, which is valid until March 31, 2006, concerns rejected asylum seekers whose deportation order was not carried out due to conditions in their home countries, as well as families with children who went into hiding in Sweden after having their applications were refused.

Sunday was the halfway point for the provisional law and so far 5,794 cases - a quarter of the total - have been dealt with. In 83% of those the asylum seeker was requesting residency.

But the number of Migration Board approvals has steadily fallen since the law was introduced, and is expected to fall further. The Migration Board is first dealing with the applicants who best meet the residence permit criteria, so as time goes on, fewer are likely to be accepted.

Up to 15,000 people are now facing deportation - for a second time. The Board predicts that 46% of the estimated total of 28,000 whose cases are being heard will be expelled."

Source: :: The Local, 23rd January 2006