Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sweden: Reduced migration is illegal – Court opens for even more generous family migration
Restrictions on family reunification in the temporary asylum law violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
This has been established by the Migration Supreme Court in a new verdict, which, according to the Swedish Migration Agency, may affect "many cases".
The temporary law, that restricts the possibility of a residence permit in Sweden and that was added in connection with the asylum wave 2015, has, among other things, entailed tougher rules for family reunification.
But a new verdict from the Migration Supreme Court now allows relief for family reunification. The case is about 3 Syrian citizens who according to the verdict have a right to be reunited with a 4th family member – a kid who came to Sweden with other relatives in 2015 and was temporarily granted a residence permit under the temporary law.
This implies relief in cases of family reunification that will probably affect many cases, says the Migration Agency’s Legal Director, Fredrik Beijer, on the ruling in a statement.
We welcome the fact that this has now been tried by the Migration Supreme Court, which concluded that the family reunification ban violates the European Convention.
The consequences of the new judgment will now be investigated by the Swedish Migration Agency. However, they can be extensive. "This judgement's important and may affect many people, so we'll analyse it with priority," he concludes.
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