Erik Ullenhag says he's ready to oppose the Moderates
asylum and immigration

Both blocs split on immigration policy

In an interview with Swedish radio news, the new minister for integration, Erik Ullenhag, says that the government should make it possible for refugees without papers, or on the run, to get medical care and send their children to school.

This is despite the stated opposition of the conservative Moderate party, the largest in Sweden's governing coalition, to this reform.

"I think we will come to have as a target both health care and schooling for underground refugees. All children should have the right to go to school" says the minister.

Ullenhag is a member of the liberal Folkpartiet, and he says that the smaller parties in the Alliance can push through this change.

Since the entry of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats into parliament in September the Alliance has invited the Social Democrats and the Green party to cooperate with them on integration and immigration policy. The other member of the opposition coalition, the Left party, has not been invited.

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