Migration law

Immigration rules affect Swedes who return with families from abroad

5:07 min
  • The temporary law was supposed to limit the number of asylum seekers, but also made it more difficult for Swedish nationals to return home with a partner from outside the EU.

  • As a result, many families have to live apart from each other for up to a year, according to the organisation Swedes Worldwide.

  • "They feel their own country has betrayed them," says Cecilia Borglin, secretary general of the organisation.