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Maria Amelie returns to Norway. Norway’s famous former illegal immigrant ‘Maria Amelie’ returned last night, three months following her deportation. Former asylum applicant Madina Salamova landed at Rygge Moss airport after Norwegian authorities granted her a work permit one week ago. “I am very happy to return,” she wrote in a text message to VG, expressing her gratitude to all who have worked towards getting her back to Norway.

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Maria Amelie returns to Norway

Published on Sunday, 17th April, 2011 at 21:42 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Norway’s famous former illegal immigrant ‘Maria Amelie’ returned last night, three months following her deportation.

Maria Amelie
Maria Amelie
Photo: Jo Michael/Pax Forlag


Former asylum applicant Madina Salamova landed at Rygge Moss airport after Norwegian authorities granted her a work permit one week ago.

“I am very happy to return,” she wrote in a text message to VG, expressing her gratitude to all who have worked towards getting her back to Norway.

Her case attracted avid media attention, and triggered regulation changes that now state illegal immigrants can apply for work permits in Norway.

“People who have been to Norway as asylum seekers can return as migrant workers, if they meet the immigration requirements for skilled workers, and have not violated Norwegian criminal law,” Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Justice, Paul Lønseth, told NRK at the time.

Ms. Salamova’s family fled Russia in 2002 and applied for asylum in Norway. After receiving a final rejection one year later she went into hiding, living as an illegal, paperless immigrant.

Nevertheless, she obtained a Masters diploma, becoming famous once she released her book, “Illegally Norwegian”, in which she tells of her experiences.

Norwegian immigration police arrested her on 12th January, deporting Ms Salamova to Moscow 12 days later.

After getting her Russian passport, she moved to Krakow on March 14th, living under the protection of ICORN, an organization that protects writers and allows them to exert their freedom of speech.

Teknisk Ukeblad’s Editor, Tormod Haugstad, says he will now be contacting her to arrange when she can start work according to her contract.




Published on Sunday, 17th April, 2011 at 21:42 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: mariaamelie, madinasalamova, illegallynorwegian.





  
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