The interesting thing here is, they have to defend the obvious.
And yes, they are criminal migrants, if they are in the state illegally, under false pretenses or just plain entered illegally without the authorities knowing of their ”extended stay”.
‘Those who don’t have a right to stay must leave’
Published: 13 Mar 13 09:42 CET |
While admitting there were questions about methods used by police inStockholm that some labelled as “racial profiling”, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask nevertheless defended the need to carry out deportations.
“Police should follow existing rules and laws. But those who don’t have a right to stay need to leave the country,” Ask said in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday.
Stockholm police have come in for criticism for targeting “foreign-looking” commuters on the city’s public transit system in an effort to track down and deport illegal immigrants.
The efforts have been carried out under the so-called Reva project, which stands for Rättssäkert och effektivt verkställighetsarbete (Legal and effective execution of policy).
Last week, Stockholm border police said they would stop asking commuters for identification, but Ask emphasized the importance of carrying out deportation orders.
“Sweden is one of the countries in Europe that accepts the highest number of asylum seekers and that gives the most people protection from violence and persecution,” she said.
“For that to be possible in the long term, people who have gone through a judicial review and been found not to be in need of protection need to leave the country.”
In response, Social Democrat Sara Karlsson questioned whether police should prioritize deportations when their clearance rate was so low for many serious crimes.
“At this point, the government is pushing the police to prioritize deportations, and that’s totally inappropriate,” she said during the Riksdag debate.