Newspaper Expressen investigated the 9,000 unaccompanied Afghan child migrants that came to Sweden. Their research shows that at least 78% lied about their age
The claim of Expressen is based on the fact that 78% of the migrants have been given the age of 18 years by the Swedish Migration Board.
According to the newspaper this means that the asylum seeker failed to “make it probable” that he is under 18. But that is no determination of their exact actual age, and therefore the person may actually be even older than 18 years.
The investigation also shows that 0% of the 9,000 Afghans had valid ID documents when they applied for asylum in Sweden. According to Expressen 99.4% of the group of Afghans are men.
A Swedish government bill says that the group can stay in Sweden as they are unaccompanied minors. The cost of letting the group of unaccompanied Afghans stay could run up to 2.9 billion Swedish crowns (€290 million) in 3 years.