Swedish repatriation centers are to be established, and asylum seekers will no longer be able to choose their accommodation; they will be placed in special reception centers going forward. This was announced by the Sweden Democrats and the bourgeois government.
The government plans to allocate nearly 300 million kronor in next year’s budget for the establishment of return centers. This was made public during a press conference with Immigration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergard of the Moderates and Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Åkesson at the Migration Agency’s detention center in Åstorp, Skåne.
– Knowing where the asylum seekers are located facilitates the return process, explains Maria Malmer Stenergard, according to GP.
Changes in the reception policy for asylum seekers will also take place. Asylum seekers will no longer be able to choose their accommodation. Instead, they will be placed in special reception centers. For next year, 21 million kronor are allocated for these centers, and this amount will dramatically increase to 275 million kronor by 2026.
– This will not only make the asylum process more efficient, but it will also facilitate the return process, adds the Immigration Minister.
These measures are part of the government’s overall strategy to tighten immigration policy and aim to make both the reception and the return process more efficient.