A room for child refugees who have come to Sweden. Photo: Ingrid Engstedt Edfast

Agreement reached over child asylum-seekers

The minority center-right government have reached an agreement with the opposition Greens to change immigration law beginning next year in order to grant more children who are seeking asylum in Sweden, permission to stay.

"We're putting what's best for the children in focus," says migration minister Tobias Billström, to Swedish Television News online.

The wording of the law will change to make more children eligible for residence permits. The parties expect the law to go into effect next summer, but it will not apply retroactively.

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