The Covid-19 pandemic has brought challenges to the trend of immigration, rules of immigration, and immigrants in the state. For those Swedish employers who employ non-EU citizens, the outbreak has created several business immigration-related issues. In addition to this, refugees are also a vulnerable group in society who face several challenges ranging from asylum to integration. Compromised living conditions and health facilities put them at greater health risks if infected with the virus. The long-term consequences of this pandemic in the case of refugees may also take the form of unemployment and social isolation. The paper focuses on labour immigrants and refugees in Sweden during the tenure of the pandemic. It focuses on the various challenges faced by the immigrants due to the pandemic. It will look into the role played by the state to ensure its responsibility towards its immigrants during this time and the bottlenecks faced by the state organizations while doing so. The study refers to primary sources such as the data produced by official statistical agencies organizations and secondary sources like journal articles, reports, and newspapers. The state should also have been aware of the cultural distinctiveness of its immigrant population and should have designed efficient ways to reach out to them and educate them about the situation.
Type of Issue
"The COVID-19 Pandemic and Immigration- A Case Study of Sweden,"
International Journal on Responsibility: Vol. 5:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/ijr/vol5/iss1/8