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The Foreigner Asylum and criminal policies ‘a success’. Criminals are being expelled from Norway at a record rate, according to the Ministry of Justice. New figures for the first six months of 2011 show 484 people were deported to jails in their home country, a rise of 67 percent compared to the same period last year. In June alone, 17 percent of convicts sent out were from Nigeria, 15 percent were Romanians, and 10 percent were from Poland.

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Asylum and criminal policies ‘a success’

Published on Friday, 15th July, 2011 at 18:48 under the news category, by John Price   .

Criminals are being expelled from Norway at a record rate, according to the Ministry of Justice.



New figures for the first six months of 2011 show 484 people were deported to jails in their home country, a rise of 67 percent compared to the same period last year.

In June alone, 17 percent of convicts sent out were from Nigeria, 15 percent were Romanians, and 10 percent were from Poland.

“Quick return, particularly of convicts, results in increased safety,” says Minister of Justice Knut Storberget, declaring that an almost 40 percent decline in household robberies shows “hitting back against crime works.”

The amount of people choosing to return home voluntarily following a final rejection of their asylum application has also increased considerably, with numbers of deportation transports by police remaining high. Minister Storberget argues this shows prompt return is civilised.

“It is most humane for everyone that cases are processed quickly, and that those who have had their applications declined travel home to start their life there.

Effective return, preferably voluntarily and if necessary with police assistance, as well as efficient processing by the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and Appeals Board (UNE) are important policy signals. This may help explain that fewer asylum seekers without a need for protection are coming to Norway [now].”

Alleging that new results from the UDI show the number of asylum seekers is stable, and that many who arrive are “real” refugees, the minister says, “This is a positive development, and shows the government succeeds in having a humane, fair, and consistent asylum and immigration policy.”



Published on Friday, 15th July, 2011 at 18:48 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: norwegianasylumpolicy, crimeratenorway, knutstorberget, ministerofjustice.





  
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