Those who cheat on benefits, break Swedish rules, have links to organized crime or otherwise have a questionable way of life should be more easily expelled from the country, according to the government parties and the Sweden Democrats.
A special investigator has now been appointed to “review the conditions for expelling foreigners from the country due to shortcomings in their way of life”.
During a press conference, the Tidö parties declared that they want to make it easier to revoke residence permits if the person is considered to have a “deficient way of life”. The aim is to make it easier to deport people who break the rules, cheat on benefits and are in debt – or have links to criminal networks and “pro-violence organizations”.
– The promised paradigm shift in Swedish migration policy is now being implemented step by step, says Maria Malmer Stenergard, minister for migration.
It is also worth noting that certain types of “system-threatening” statements and remarks can also lead to the withdrawal of residence permits.
– Only Swedish citizens have an unconditional right to stay in Sweden, says Paulina Brandberg, deputy minister for gender equality and employment.
The migration minister says that those who want to live in Sweden must also “respect fundamental norms and live in an honest and decent way”.
– It is not that you should be afraid of being deported because you missed a bill. It is not about that, it is about those who abuse our systems in various ways, Brandberg emphasizes.
Ludvig Aspling of the Sweden Democrats agrees and says that an “honest livelihood” should be a minimum requirement for obtaining a Swedish residence permit.
Investigator Robert Schött has until January 15, 2025, to investigate what requirements for “honest livelihood” for immigrants exist in other countries, how Swedish legislation could be designed and what factors should be taken into account.