Swedish Police estimates that 9,000 people are hiding in Sweden after receiving deportation orders. About 3,500 of them are from Iraq.
The campaign to help these people reapply for asylum, called “Aktion 2010,” is being organized by the Church of Sweden.
Lena Blom of the Gothenburg chapter told Swedish Radio News on Friday that the drive means to make the problem more visible.
“We hope that politicians, migration courts, and the Migration Board will recognize that this is a situation that has to be handled now and reflect on how things will turn out for these people.”
Blom thinks that upwards of one thousand refugees may come out of the woodwork to take advantage of the help the Church is offering.