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Under the current system a refugee or migrant who enters an EU country must register in that country. They then cannot ... Some EU members are opposed to Brussels forcing countries to accept refugees, or to set new restrictions on how asylum seekers might be returned to the first EU country they entered.
Sweden could let 9,000 unaccompanied young Afghan migrants over 18 and over stay provided that they continue their education, under a new proposal reported by Swedish state television SVT. More than 20,000 young refugees sought asylum in Sweden in 2015. The Swedish government last year ...

In a new report published by the Migration Studies Delegation in Sweden (Delmi), DIIS senior researcher Nauja Kleist examines what drives, motivates, challenges, constrains and supports such involvement. The report shows that Somali-Swedish activities in development and relief are diverse and flexible, ...
Sweden took in so many migrants and refugees that the nation was dubbed a “humanitarian superpower,” and the generosity of the nation's welfare state in conjunction with their open arms for third-world migrants was held up as the “Swedish model” for other progressive nations to emulate. However, due ...
A recent study by Patrick Joyce, a Swedish economist, compared refugee labour-force integration in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Germany was the clear leader, with 70% of refugees working after 15 years, nearly as high as the native employment rate of 74%. One reason for ...
Mats Ljungqvist, a state prosecutor, told the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the case was a classic example of refugee espionage. ... People who have escaped to Sweden from totalitarian regimes must feel safe to enjoy their basic freedoms, such as the right to protest against a regime without ...

There's a sizeable backlog in work permit cases, due in part to the huge influx of refugees in 2014-2015 which required a lot of Migrationsverket's (the Swedish Migration Agency) resources. By the end of March 2018, there were 12,047 first-time work permit applications still awaiting a decision. Meanwhile ...
A report commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has revealed that 12 unaccompanied refugee children committed ... Swedish authorities attribute the higher risk of suicide among young refugees to the hardships they go through before reaching and during their stay at Sweden.
Crime stats show increase in violence against women in Sweden after refugee influx ... Around that same time, in 2015, more than 160-thousand people applied for asylum in Sweden from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa. ... Other applications the Swedish Migration Board has not considered materially.
Trump Tells Swedish Prime Minister: I Was Right About Your "Immigration Problem" ... At a joint press conference Tuesday with the Swedish Prime Minister, a Swedish journalist asked President Trump about comments he has made about the influx of Syrian refugees into Sweden and immigration politics.

The Swedish government will give 120 million kronor ($14.57 million) over three years to charities working with homeless refugee youths in the country, ... The donation is for people who have lost their right to a home in Sweden – for example because they have been given a deportation decision in an ...
According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the night in question was marked by unremarkable news, including an alleged drunken driver, an avalanche warning ... In the segment, Carlson interviewed filmmaker Ami Horowitz, who had recently made a documentary about Sweden's refugee policy.
In the two years since, plenty of entrepreneurs and startups have come together to solve the challenge that affect many immigrants coming to Sweden, but war refugees even more acutely: to integrate into society and find work. Even though there's still a big gap in employment rates between people born in ...
The report said that among unaccompanied minors and youths in Sweden between 10 and 21 years of age, the suicide rate in 2017 was 51.2 per 100,000, compared with just 5.2 per 100,000 among their Swedish peers. "We already knew that the number was high, which is why we commissioned this ...
While commending Sweden's efforts to help asylum seekers and refugees, particularly at the peak of arrivals in 2015, the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said in a report he was "concerned at the restrictions introduced". Sweden has registered around 400,000 asylum requests since 2012, ...
READ ALSO: Immigration propels Swedish population close to ten million. 41 percent said that they would prefer significantly fewer refugees to be accepted, while 19 percent said they would take a slightly lower number. 12 percent answered that they think Sweden should accept more refugees than it ...


 

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