Sweden rolls back strict rules on family reunification

The right to family reunification was restricted when Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government introduced temporary new migration laws on the back of the refugee crisis of 2015, a year which saw an unprecedented 163,000 people apply for asylum in the country.

The new laws also made temporary residence permits the norm rather than permanent ones.

Originally intended as a temporary measure to ease the pressure on Swedish migration and local authorities by the high influx of asylum applications, the laws were set to…
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