Sweden's interior minister said today (January 27, 2016) that the Scandinavian country expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, according to the BBC website.
Anders Ygeman said that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years.
Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015 -- the highest per capita number in Europe.
Sweden earlier this week became the latest of a number of European nations to see tensions of migrants heightened by violence. A 15-year-old asylum-seeker was arrested in Molndal --near Gothenburg -- after a 22-year-old asylum center employee was stabbed to death.