Sweden may expel up to 80,000 of last year's asylum seekers: report

January 28, 2016 7:01 AM

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Sweden may expel up to 80,000 of last year's asylum seekers: report

STOCKHOLM Sweden is preparing to deport up to 80,000 of last year's record number of asylum seekers, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said in an interview with business daily Dagens Industri on Thursday.

Ygeman said he estimated about 60,000 to 80,000 of the 163,000 people who sought asylum last year would be expelled and either leave voluntarily or be forcibly deported.

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