Sweden has decided to deport about 80,000 migrants but it will take a long time says a government officials. Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita number in Europe. The numbers have fallen significantly since Sweden imposed tighter border controls this year. Of the approximately 58,800 asylum claims processed in Sweden last year, 55% were accepted.
Of those whose asylum requests were expected to fail, Mr Ygeman was quoted in Swedish media as saying: “We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000.”
But he later tweeted to say he had not taken a position on how many migrants had grounds for asylum, it being a matter for the authorities and the courts.
Sweden earlier this week became the latest of a number of European nations to see tensions over migrants heightened by violence. A 15-year-old asylum seeker was arrested in Molndal, near Gothenburg, after a 22-year-old asylum center employee was stabbed to death.