Despite the so-called turnaround in asylum policy, immigration to Sweden continues to be “record size”, as SVT News calls it. The number of residence permits today is at much higher levels than a few years ago.
By – Brünnhilde
In the autumn of 2015, the Swedish asylum policy was officially strengthened. But there has been no clear decline in immigration.
Until November of this year, 50,100 residence permits have been distributed to immigrants, most of them from Islamic countries.
The increase in immigration is largely due to the fact that more and more relatives are becoming “refugees“, which states that the immigration of the year is “record high”.
And Sweden will continue to distribute tens of thousands of residence permits in the coming years. According to the forecast, 43,000 residence permits for immigrants and relatives next year, and 33,000 the following year.
But exactly how many things are going can not be said. Much can happen.
“It is always difficult to make predictions about the number of residence permits granted, because so much depends on what is happening in our world. In addition, we do not know what migration policy will apply after the temporary legislation expires in 2019, “says Fredrik Söderberg Bruce at the Migration Board‘s press service to SVT.