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The Foreigner Norway politician uncomprehending to refugee quota. Meldal council’s decision to allow ten refugees to be settled in the municipality annually over the course of three years has piqued a Progress Party (FrP) official. The decision was made following a request by the Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi).  Deputy Mayor of Meldal Helge Ringli, who expresses skepticism, does not consent to the move. He is concerned about the cost for his community after settlement.

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Norway politician uncomprehending to refugee quota

Published on Friday, 11th October, 2013 at 10:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Linn Schjerven   .

Meldal council’s decision to allow ten refugees to be settled in the municipality annually over the course of three years has piqued a Progress Party (FrP) official.



The decision was made following a request by the Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi). 

Deputy Mayor of Meldal Helge Ringli, who expresses skepticism, does not consent to the move. He is concerned about the cost for his community after settlement.

“We run the risk that they move from here shortly afterwards, that’s what we experienced a few years ago,” he told publication Avisa Sør-Trøndelag.

“They are urban dwellers; they seek to be together with others from the same country. If we accept refugees, it must be fully funded by the state. Allocations that accompany the refugees are far from adequate.”

Mr Ringli further illustrated his point about financial concerns by listing the drain associated with developing certain services.

These include improved GP coverage, interpreting services, Norwegian tuition, schools, and kindergartens.

IMDi allocates NOK 616,800 per adult (some USD 102.4/EUR 75.6/GBP 64k at today’s ROE) for settlement over a five-year period, with generally decreasing amounts per annum.

Rates for children, adults by themselves, and unaccompanied minors are NOK 145k, 215k, and 165k, respectively.

In addition come allocations including NOK 22.9k for pre-school (one-off amount), and NOK 11.4k for schooling.

“I don’t understand that we in Norway shall be responsible for settling so many refugees,” stated Deputy Mayor Ringli on the subject of Meldal municipality’s principle of shielding those who need it.

“7,000 to 9,000 a year come here, the borders are wide open. Those who wish to come here do, including criminals. I think we can be satisfied with accepting UN quota refugees, which is a fraction of the number we receive today.”

Refugees are granted asylum and are settled in Norway, asylum seekers are persons who apply for asylum and are still waiting for an answer from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Mr Ringli denies he is xenophobic.

“Meldal FrP agrees on that we won’t accept refugees as long as the municipality has to cover the expenses. I am not anti-foreigners; I know several who provide for themselves. That's fine, as opposed to those who don’t contribute,” he declared.

Meldal’s Deputy Mayor also stated he would rather see the council settle three to four families rather than then individuals.

“They [individuals] singles can apply for family reunification and then suddenly the number is quadrupled, without us getting financial support for this,” he concluded.

Progress’ Sør-Trøndelag County top dog Roy Angelvik demands Helge Ringli issue an apology for his some of his statements.

Neither Sør-Trøndelag FrP nor Deputy Meldal Mayor Ringli could be reached by phone when The Foreigner called.



Published on Friday, 11th October, 2013 at 10:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Linn Schjerven   .

This post has the following tags: norwayimmigration, norwayrefugees, norwayasylum.





  
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