The municipality council in Älmhult Eva Ballovarre (S) wants to raise the tax so that the municipality can afford to take care of all “unaccompanied refugee children”. In that case, several millions may be invested in the so-called children
When so-called single-born refugees reach 18, it is no longer the responsibility of the municipalities to take care of them.
Instead, the cases are transferred to the Swedish Migration Board, which means that they may be moved from the municipality in which they are located.
Älmhult municipality has repeatedly said that one can not afford to let the single people stay.
But now the Social-Democratic City Council, Eva Ballovarre, has come up with a solution: raise the tax and then spend large amounts of money on immigrants.
“My proposal is that we go forward with a tax increase of 25 öre,” she says to the newspaper Smålänningen.
This will generate 9 million extra crowns, of which half should be placed on the “single children”, so that they can stay in the municipality. Money should also go to elderly care.
To continue with the activities for single persons is estimated to cost Älmhults kommun SEK 11 million by 2018. In other words, money is needed. During 2007-2018, a total of SEK 900,000 will be paid to help the so-called children stay.