Asylum Denied

By: Wazobia Times Staff

Sweden announces that they are rejecting up to 80,000 asylum applications.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Interior Minister, Anders Ygeman, announced Thursday that thousands of migrants that came to Sweden seeking asylum would be turned away.

Out of the 160,000 people that have arrived in the past year that nearly half of them would be sent out of the country. Those that have had their applications rejected would be removed on specially chartered aircraft staggered over several years.

On the same day Finland’s Interior Minister, Paivi Nerg, also announced that they too would be rejecting about 20,000 asylum seekers from last year.

In January Sweden enacted an identification policy that slowed the number of refugees down from 10,000 per week to 800.

Then in neighboring Denmark, they voted to seize the assets of those seeking asylum in order to pay for their housing cost.

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