More measures to reinforce return operations and internal controls of aliens
The Government has adopted supplementary terms of reference for the Inquiry on reinforcing return operations. The aim is to improve the conditions for conducting effective return operations and reinforcing internal controls of aliens.
“The Government has already taken a number of measures to reinforce efforts to identify people who do not have the right to stay in Sweden and ensure that they return to their home countries. However, further measures are needed to address the problem of illegal stays and combat the shadow society,” says Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard.
The remit of the Inquiry on reinforcing return operations has therefore been expanded to include:
- reviewing the regulatory framework on internal controls of aliens so that the authorities are better able to check whether people have the right to stay in the country;
- determining whether the statutory limitation period for removal orders should be extended or eliminated, and whether it should be possible to impose longer re-entry bans than at present;
- determining how to make greater and more effective use of photographs and fingerprints in aliens cases than at present;
- considering whether it should be possible to use DNA analyses in certain aliens cases for identification purposes, and presenting suggestions on how such an arrangement could be designed; and
- proposing increased information exchanges between public authorities and municipalities aimed at boosting enforcement.
The Inquiry will be given more time for its deliberations. The parts of the remit concerning the statutory limitation period for removal orders and re-entry bans are to be presented in an interim report by 31 January 2024, and the other pars of the remit are to be presented in a report by 30 September 2024.