Tougher demands for non-EU work permit holders

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Several parties in parliament are tightening their immigration policies, and now the Liberals have added their voice in calling for those with non-EU work visas who want to bring family members here, to be required to show that they have the finances to support them.

Anyone who comes from a non-EU country and wants to work in Sweden must be able to show a monthly salary of at least SEK 13,000. But unlike most people who are granted asylum, and even Swedish citizens who want to bring a partner from third countries, there is no requirement that migrants on work visas must financially support family members who come with them.

But now a majority in parliament believes that such a requirement should be introduced, with only the Greens and Left party against and the Social Democrats undecided.