Migration Minister Tobias Billström

New Offer to Denied Asylum Seekers

Swedish Migration Minister Tobias Billström says he’s changing the rules and wants to pay refugees to go back to their home countries – even if they been denied asylum and have gone underground.

Payments, described as assistance to start new lives, would range between 2000 dollars for an individual and 7,000 for a family.

Only a few refugees have accepted earlier offers of money to return home before the deadline ran out. 

Critics say that the money is not enough to encourage people to return to warfare or persecution.

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