Dagens Nyheter has reviewed one company which has brought Syrians here for jobs that turn out never to have existed.
The opportunity for people from outside the EU to come to Sweden to work was liberalised five years ago. The government argued that it would help alleviate a shortage of skilled workers in this country.
You can only apply for asylum to Sweden once you are in the country, but since there currently are no visas issued to people from Syria, the work permits have proven to be another way for them to get here. According to Statistics Sweden, there were 27510 people born in Syria living in Sweden last year.