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The Foreigner Norway police expulsions hit one-month record. Immigration authorities’ deportations were at their highest-ever for September this year, their statistics show. 763 people were forcibly deported* by the Police Immigration Service (PU). The statistics for September 2011, 2012, and 2013 were 380, 433, and 608, respectively. Police figures also show that 107 children were deported in the month of September 2014. The majority of them were accompanied by their family.

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Norway police expulsions hit one-month record

Published on Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 at 13:09 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

Immigration authorities’ deportations were at their highest-ever for September this year, their statistics show.



763 people were forcibly deported* by the Police Immigration Service (PU). The statistics for September 2011, 2012, and 2013 were 380, 433, and 608, respectively.

Police figures also show that 107 children were deported in the month of September 2014. The majority of them were accompanied by their family.

Parents or caregivers met unaccompanied minors on arrival in their home country.

Total figures for adults and minors that were forcibly deported in the first nine months of 2014 were 5,036. It was 4,291 for the same period last year – a rise of 17 per cent.

Nationals of Nigeria, Romania, Poland, Albania, and Russia accounted for the highest number of deportees in 2014’s first nine months.

Police statistics were 588, 332, 268, 254, and 212, respectively.

Other facts:

  • 1,790 of the 5,036 people deported so far this year were subject to legal sanctions.
  • The figure up to end-September 2013 was 1,568, according to police.
  • Police use five different deportation categories.
  • Asylum: anyone who has applied for asylum in Norway and has had their application concluded with a rejection.
  • Dublin: Deported under the Dublin Agreement – which includes those people with a deportation order. The Dublin Agreement aims to prevent abuse of the system. The so-termed refoulement clause is to stop asylum seekers from being sent from one country to another by returning them to the first country in which they applied for asylum. EU countries, Iceland, and Norway are signatories to the Agreement.
  • Expatriated: People expelled from the country because they are not allowed to be in Norway. They have no re-entry restrictions to Norway after having been deported.
  • Expelled: Persons who have either not applied for protection (asylum) in Norway, or who are not subject to the Dublin Agreement. Most people in this category are expelled due legally punitive action and have a time-limited ban on re-entering Norway. Breaching this ban is punishable by law.
  • Other: People who are not covered by any of the other categories.

*The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is responsible for people who choose to return voluntarily. The PU has consequently not quoted these figures.




Published on Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 at 13:09 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: immigration, deportation, asylum, refugees, norway.





  
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