Between 30 and 70 percent of the 20,000 minors currently seeking asylum in Sweden will be recommended for medical age assessments starting February, the Swedish Migration Agency tells Radio Sweden.
- Involves an MRI scan of the knee joints and a tooth X-ray.
- Poor living conditions.
Housing shortages have led to new arrivals to Sweden being placed in small, cramped accommodation and sometimes with people they do not know.
- Criticised initiative.
As of January 1, 2017, the Migration Agency will no longer organise internships for asylum seekers.
- Up to a three year wait today.
Family members of refugees in Sweden have a right to join them here, but the Migration Agency says next year the wait for permission will get even longer next year.
- 70 fake visas to Afghan nationals.
A Foreign Ministry official who worked with visa issues at a Swedish embassy in Asia issued dozens of fake Swedish visas, according to an investigation by the Migration Agency.
- Prison for fake contracts.
A recent government inquiry may lead to stricter rules for immigrant labor by holding employers more accountable.
- Deteriorating security situation.
Eleven failed asylum seekers were deported from Sweden to Afghanistan on Monday without having been informed of the Migration Agency's new, more generous guidelines for Afghan nationals.
- Christmas Appeal.
The Christian Council of Sweden has launched a petition calling on the government to ease up the reception of asylum seekers.
- Drove from Italy.
Two men convicted of running a human smuggling operation have been sentenced to prison, reports Södertörn District Court.
- Majority in Malmö.
The number of people facing prosecution for people smuggling has been increasing, with more border controls leading to more discoveries.
- New proposals.
The police would be allowed to conduct a search of an asylum seeker and their home to try to find "hidden" identity documents under new proposals submitted to the government to try to remove more rejected asylum seekers from the country.
- Noticeable increase.
Women and girls who have fled war and violence to come to Sweden as asylum seekers still face oppression and abuse from within their own communities, according to a national team tasked with helping victims of so-called honour crimes.
- Public and private employers.
Sweden needs an annual influx of 64,000 people of working age to make up for a shortage in the labour market, the director of the National Employment Agency told Swedish Televsion (SVT).
- Coming alone to SwedenGood start.
17-year-old Timor Sultani has had a good start in Sweden, thanks to a special friendship with one of the first people he met in the country.
- Coming alone to SwedenDesperate situation.
Amir came to Sweden as an unaccompanied minor. When his asylum application was rejected a third time, he became homeless. But going back to Afghanistan is not an option, he says.