Coronavirus: Sweden May Release Illegal Migrants Set For Deportation

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Swedish authorities may release illegal migrants set for deportation as flights have been suspended around the world due to the Chinese coronavirus.

Swedish authorities are facing a real problem with migrants set for deportations due to the fact that borders around the globe have not only been closed and policies which limit the amount of time migrants can be held in detention.

Ulrica Granberg, the head of the Border Police in the district of Bergslagen, has sounded the alarm, saying that detention centres are packed with migrants awaiting deportation but many will have to be released, Sveriges Radio reports.

According to Granberg, at least four people have been released since borders closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sweden will likely be faced with the real possibility many of the freed migrants will go into hiding, a fact Granberg admitted, saying: “There is probably an imminent risk, yes.”