What could possibly go wrong?
“14,000 illegal immigrants disappear without trace,” The Local, November 27, 2015 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
More than 14,000 foreign nationals told to leave Sweden have instead gone underground, with police saying there is little they can do to enforce deportation orders.
A total of 21,748 people had been given deportation orders by the Migration Agency at the end of October – the largest number in history, the Aftonbladet tabloid reported on Friday.
Of those, 14,140 are registered by police as ‘departed’ or ‘wanted’. Some are believed to still be at unknown locations in Sweden while others are thought to have left the country.
“We simply don’t know where they are,” Patrik Engström, head of the national border police, told the newspaper.
The rest of the individuals either remain in refugee centres, are in custody, or are living in separate accommodation which they have arranged themselves, awaiting deportation.
The government has previously announced it wants to step up efforts to ensure people without legal right to stay in Sweden exit the country. But police say most of its resources are currently devoted to carrying out ID checks after Sweden stepped up border controls.
“It’s a huge task and it is completely dependent on the police being allocated resources,” said Engström.
The Local reported in May that an increasing proportion of refugees due to be deported from Sweden were instead disappearing….