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In Sweden, the government plans to impose an “honest” lifestyle on migrants

The Swedish government announced on Tuesday that it wanted to require migrants to commit to living “honestly”. Thus, it opens the way to expulsions for association with criminal groups or threats “to Swedish democratic values”.

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A sorting of migrants envisaged in Sweden? The government announced on Tuesday, November 21, that it wanted to require them to commit to living “honestly”, opening the way to expulsions for association with criminal groups or threats “to Swedish democratic values”.

“A prerequisite for successful integration is that people who want to live in Sweden also adhere to basic standards and live honestly,” Migration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergard said at a press conference. with the Sweden Democrats (SD), a far-right party which supports the government.

The Swedish executive will launch a review of Swedish legislation to see if it is possible to invoke specific grounds to revoke residence permits, said Gender Equality Minister Paulina Brandberg.

She has already given examples of “failures in lifestyle”: fraud in social benefits, debt, drug addiction, illegal means of living, or even association with criminal groups and extremist groups “threatening fundamental Swedish values.

This revision of the law will have to examine “whether it is possible and appropriate to include statements which seriously threaten Sweden’s democratic values”.

“Only Swedish citizens have an unconditional right to reside in Sweden”

“A basic principle of Swedish immigration legislation is that only Swedish citizens have an unconditional right to reside in Sweden,” Ludvig Aspling, SD spokesperson for migration issues, told journalists.

A former judge, Robert Schott, will have to render his conclusions by mid-January 2025.

For his part, the Minister of Justice, Gunnar Strommer, announced that he had requested a report on the possibility of extending the revocation of nationality, particularly in cases of serious crimes, terrorism or lies when applying. nationality. In some cases, this would amount to rendering certain people stateless.

“I personally have no objection to it. But it is part of a review and we will see what comes out of it,” Gunnar Strommer told Swedish public radio.

The leader of the conservatives, Ulf Kristersson, came to power in 2022 by forming a majority bloc with the support of the SD. He is committed to fighting immigration and crime.

Sweden has welcomed large numbers of immigrants since the 1990s, mainly from conflict-ridden regions – including the former Yugoslavia, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran and Iraq .

With AFP

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