Sweden - Employers against expulsion of skilled migrants - February 28, 2018

In an open letter, a group of CEOs representing some of the country's most prominent companies denounces the expulsion of a number of high-skilled migrant workers. They criticise the migration agency for refusing to extend foreign employees' work permits, leading to expulsion, on controversial grounds. The companies are afraid that the strict rules regarding labour migration will discourage high-skilled workers to leave their homes to come and work in Sweden. The bosses state that the country cannot expect engineers, IT-technicians, and other specialists to leave their countries if they risk expulsion for unpredictable reasons. At the end of 2017, a proposed legal amendment that would have reduced the number of foreign workers deported over technicalities or mistakes in their permits was rejected by Sweden’s Council on Legislation.

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