Immigration policy is to shift emphasis towards safeguarding security in society, says new Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen. She told YLE radio that immigration policy would now shift to officials in charge of policing.
“Immigration policy will respect basic human rights, but the other thread running through policy will be security and sustainability in society,” said the Christian Democrat. “How many immigrants we can integrate into society.”
The government programme outlines that family reunification policy would come into line with that in other Nordic countries. This is a much tougher standard. For example, migrants hoping to bring family members to Sweden now have to produce paperwork from the country of origin.