Thursday, September 06, 2018

Sweden: Chain Migration and Asylum Make up Majority of 87,000 Residency Permits Granted This Year - Breitbart News Network

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Sweden: Chain Migration and Asylum Make up Majority of 87,000 Residency Permits Granted This Year

6 Sep 2018, Chris Tomlinson
Newly released figures from Sweden’s Migration Board show that the majority of residency permits granted so far this year have come from chain migration and asylum claims.
The figures reveal that between January and the end of August, the Swedish government has granted a total of 86,819 residency permits, with 30,327 coming from chain migration, or ‘family reunification’, and 13,613 coming from asylum claims.
Asylum figures have been reduced since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, which saw over 160,000 asylum claims for the year in a country of only ten million people.
The largest number of asylum seekers coming to Sweden in 2018 came from Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
‘Family reunification’ programmes have become one of the largest sources of new residency permits so far this year. The statistics show 48 overseas adoptions, 12,219 family reunifications on asylum grounds, 12,169 family reunifications classified as “other”, and 5,801 children born in Sweden to parents who are not Swedish.
Combined, the family reunification and asylum claims make up 43,850 — more than half — of the residency permits granted by the government.
By contrast, residency permits relating to the labour market accounted for only 27,666 of the total permits given.
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