Remember, it’s the “humanitarian super power” of Europe that’s doing this to its own people.
In Finland, roughly 2/3 are rejected, and the jury isn’t out yet on the remaining 1/3.
Sweden rejects less than a quarter of asylum seekers
1 January 2017
The border controls such as this one in Hyllie, Malmö, has reduced refugee numbers. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Sweden’s Migration Agency accepted 77 percent of the record 112,000 asylum claims it processed in 2016, it has revealed in its end of year figures.
The agency processed twice as many decisions in 2016 as it did in 2015, putting on track to clear the backlog built up during Europe’s refugee crisis.
Some 17,000 asylum seekers were registered as refugees, 47,000 were given a permit due to “alternative needs of protection, and 5,880 withdrew their applications.
“We’re handling it,” the agency’s General Director Mikael Ribbenvik told Sweden’s TT newswire after issuing the figures in a press statement. “In the autumn we hit a peak of 14,000 to 15,000 cases a month. But we can’t keep up that pace and we don’t need to either. We were a bit behind in the autumn and needed to catch up.”
He aims to keep processing 10,000 cases a month up until the summer, allowing him to clear the remaining 70,000 asylum seekers waiting for a decision.