Nearly eleven thousand Muslim immigrants have applied for a residence permit in Sweden for high school studies. About 97 percent of them are men.
By – Brünnhilde
Last week, the Migration Supreme Court announced that the so-called secondary law for “unaccompanied Children” may be applied.
The First Court of Instance concluded, that the disputed reduced burden of proof did not violate EU rules.
During Monday, as many as 10,557 Muslim, so-called “young people” had received their application for residence permit for high school studies, the Migration Board reported today.
1,294 cases have already been settled while 9,219 applications are to be considered wile the application deadline is over. Another few hundred applications sent this weekend are currently being registered, according to the authority.
The majority of those waiting for their decision are “license applicants”, which means that they can no longer appeal against their application for asylum.
According to the Swedish Migration Board, many issues are now being addressed regarding housing and financial contributions. Responsibility for financial assistance lies in the social council in each municipality, but there is no right to housing, informs the authority.
It is up to every municipality what support they want to offer. However, when studies have begun, CSN can provide financial assistance in the form of study assistance.
“We are aware that it is difficult for young people to get acquainted with all these rules, so we hope that our updated information on the web will provide answers,” says Jan-Anders Rapp, legal expert at the Swedish Migration Board, in a statement.
Interestingly, the statistics on gender distribution among the applicants are interesting. Since 1 July 2018 a total of 10,557 applications have been received. Of these, however, only 353 women are. Completed cases are currently 1,294, of which 98 are women. Open cases are 9,219, of which 252 women.
The final date for applying for a residence permit under the new secondary school was September 30, 2018, ie yesterday.
Read more: From 2017/02/29