Recently, deportations of non-EU workers have made headlines in Sweden. But they may soon end – as politicians unite across party lines, and the highest migration court opens an appeal case which might set a new legal precedent.
The Migration Agency told Radio Sweden that generally, these deportations were happening because of errors made by employers.
Whenever a migrant worker applies to extend their work permit, the Agency looks at their employment history. If in any job, the worker was not receiving minimum salary or insurance conditions, their permit will not be extended. This has meant that sometimes, workers who have studied and lived in Sweden for years have to leave the country.