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Immigration: Sweden rolls back strict rules on family reunification

The right to family reunification was significantly restricted after the 2015 refugee crisis. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Published: 19.Jun.2019 08:23 hrs

The Swedish parliament has voted in favour of a law change that will make it slightly easier for migrants to bring their families to Sweden.

The right to family reunification was restricted when Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government introduced temporary new migration laws on the back of the refugee crisis of 2015, a year which saw an unprecedented 163,000 people apply for asylum in the country.

The new laws also made temporary residence permits the norm rather than permanent ones.

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