During the working lunch for the politicians present at the EU Social summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg on the 16th and 17th of November, representatives from the movement “Vi står inte ut” stood on pier nr 4, firmly present in a freezing wind opposite the restaurant, with a message for Stefan Löfven. The message encouraged the Social Democrats (S), along with the Green Party (MP) to find a solution for the unaccompanied minors who have applied for asylum in Sweden and have waited for one year or more for a verdict: “Stefan Löfven. Let’s talk about it. Let them stay".
The meaning behind that message
We, who face these unaccompanied minors on a daily basis, call on you Stefan Löfven as a fellow human being and as our prime minister. We have fought hard and we are going to keep fighting until you find a solution to this situation.
For the rights of these unaccompanied minors, for their future and our country’s growing need of labourers.
For fair working conditions for all of us who work with this group of people.
For us to see a resource instead of a problem.
For us to be able to move on, towards a society filled with solidarity, courage and hope.
For order and remedy.
Stefan Löfven, it’s time.
The network #vistårinteut, "We can't stand this", was jumpstarted eleven months ago by almost 9000 teachers, psychologists, social workers, lawyers, nurses, aid workers, voluntary families and many more. We have almost 70 000 persons agreeing with us by liking and following our Facebook page.
The movement #vistårinteut demands
1. That the Swedish Migration Agency immediately freezes all deportations of all unaccompanied minors and youth due to the legal uncertainty and lack of knowledge of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which currently is predominant at the Swedish Migration Agency
2. That our politicians grant a refugee amnesty giving asylum to all children and youth who have been in Sweden for more than a year
3. That the state and local governments immediately stop the relocation within Sweden of thousands of unaccompanied minors and youth during their asylum process as a mean to prevent more suicides in Sweden by young refugees
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