By World News Report Bureau
Sweden is planning to expel around 80 thousands asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected.
About 1 lakh 63 thousands migrants the highest number in Europe applied for asylum in Sweden last year. Out of these some 58,800 cases were processed and 55 per cent applications were accepted.
Sweden, with a population of 9.8 million people, is one of the EU members that has taken in the largest number of refugees as a proportion of its population. Sweden now plans to deport up to 80,000 asylum seekers who arrived in 2015. Their applications have been rejected.
Many European countries are struggling to deal with the refugee crisis with tens of thousands of refugees arriving at their door steps from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of them died attempting to cross over to safety.
Germany and Sweden were the top destinations for asylum-seekers in Europe last year
Sweden became the latest EU member nations to see heightened violence and tensions over migrants early this week.
According to Sweden’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman the process of deporting the people could take many years and require numerous sorties of chartered aircraft over several years to deport and transport the volume of migrants.
Sweden which had readily accepted more than 160,000 refugees in 2015, suddenly tightened the process and enforced stricter photo ID checks.