Sahlin: ‘Tell refugees where to live’

Social Democratic Party Leader Mona Sahlin doesn’t believe that refugees should decide for themselves where to live for the first one or two years they are in Sweden.

“Södertälje has more refugees from Iraq than all of North America. That doesn’t work,” said Sahlin at a Riksdag press conference on Tuesday.

She believes a change in the law is needed which would require all municipalities to take a portion of incoming refugees.

“In the beginning a new refugee ought to stay in the municipality to which they are assigned; perhaps for one to two years,” she said.

Sahlin declined to label the suggestion “municipality arrest”.

“I detest that expression. This has to do with the opportunity to learn the language and find a job in one’s chosen field,” she said.