'Activist' Staff Thwarted Sweden's Attempts to Deport Migrants
- Migration Board employees granted permanent residency to as many migrants as possible before new rules to tighten Sweden's asylum policy came into force, sources told Svenska Dagbladet.
Employees were acting as "activists" because they didn't like the change in policy, which made it the norm for migrants to be given temporary rather than permanent residence permits, and restricted right to family reunification.READ MORE: Austria's Press Council on Migrants: Don't Report Anything that Could 'Stir Up Prejudices'
From May to June, the number of outstanding asylum cases that were decided rose by 20 per cent, while the number of migrants granted permanent residency rose from 50 per cent to 62 per cent. In July - usually the middle of a holiday for the board's employees - the number of cases decided rose even faster, and the share of migrants given permits grew to 71 per cent.
Accessing the board's detailed statistics, Svenska Dagbladet found the rush to grant residence permits sped up as the date at which the new rules came in drew nearer. On July 19, the day before they were to come into force, the number of cases more than doubled to 995 decided, from 411 on July 18. A record 87 per cent of migrants dealt with that day were granted permanent residence permits.(Excerpt) Read more at: breitbart.com ...
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