A major migration crisis has been ongoing in European countries in the course of the last few years, with many of them struggling to cope with the growing influx of migrants.
This past weekend, hundreds of participants gathered for the first "Resistance" demonstration in Sweden's most multicultural city. Despite Sweden constantly ranking among the most "migrant-friendly" nations, the members of the "Resistance" claim that their very existence in Sweden is being questioned.
A controversial street protest conducted by the now-disbanded anti-immigrant party has led to a belated prison sentence for racism, violation of the weapons act and spreading propaganda.
The unaccounted-for persons could have either continued to stay in Denmark illegally, left for another EU country or returned to their respective home countries altogether, triggering concern among Danish politicians.
The Tibetan leader, himself almost a lifetime refugee, shocked the country that during the 2015 migrant crisis took in the most refugees per capita by saying that refugees coming to Europe will have to return home someday.
Senior members of the Norwegian Progress Party have painted a morbid picture of their neighboring country, while simultaneously opening up for more cooperation with the right-wing Sweden Democrats, who are expected to punch well above their weight in the upcoming election.
The Norwegian government rejects human rights activists' claims that this step violates international rules and undermines integration efforts.
The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years' migrant crisis.
The Scandinavian nation's leading right-wing party's proposal to earmark SEK 1 billion ($110 million) for meeting the cost of repatriation has been presented as the most important integration measure of this year's election campaign.
Largely fueled by the recent statistics on immigrants' overrepresentation in rape cases, immigration has become one of the hottest issues in Sweden, making the upcoming general election exceptional in experts' opinion.
More Iraqi asylum seekers are marrying Finnish citizens in an attempt to obtain legal grounds to stay in the Nordic country, the Finnish Immigration Service Migri said, citing marriages of convenience as the most frequent reason for rejection.
Hundreds of unaccompanied children are believed to be missing, their fate unknown following a decision by Britain's Home Office to refuse young refugees from France the opportunity to join their families in the UK without telling them why.
The recent wave of asylum immigration from Muslim countries to Sweden has coincided with a tenfold increase in Islamist extremists identified by the country's security forces.
This is the second time the 35-year-old man, whose asylum application was rejected, has avoided deportation to his home country.
According to Sweden's state-owned post operator PostNord, parts of Sweden's third-largest city are so dangerous that allowing staff to work there would be a violation of the employer's responsibilities. By contrast, locals, who have had no packages delivered in no fewer than seven years, complain of a violation of their basic rights.
Distinguishing between refugees and migrants is a hard task, the director of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has argued, conceding that some of the migrants are drawn to Europe by vast opportunities within the shady part of the economy.
At present, there are thousands of migrants whose asylum applications have been turned down. Many file new applications citing new grounds, such as religious conversion and homosexuality in an attempt to delay deportation.
In a bid to restore the "natural right" of Swedish people to their country, the new right-wing Alternative for Sweden party wants to send back "hundreds of thousands of immigrants" in a matter of several years.
In a bid to rid the Scandinavian country of dozens of "extra vulnerable areas" (which is a bureaucratic euphemism for ghettos), the Swedish government plans to invest a whopping SEK 19 billion ($2 billion) in measures to "reduce and counter segregation."
A Norwegian university has expressed concern over refugees' lack of access to wholesome food, which in many cases forces them to suffer bout of hunger. Single men have been identified as the most vulnerable category for lack of cooking skills due to more traditional gender roles.
Over the past three weeks, deportees from Finland to Iraq have been promptly turned around and sent back, according to police sources.
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