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The Foreigner Norway Prime Minister criticised for 22 July statements inconsistency regarding asylum. Famous Norwegian musician Ole Paus censures Jens Stoltenberg and his policy of deporting paperless asylum seeker children in a church service broadcast on NRK 1, Sunday. “I both agree that the things that happened in the wake of 22 July were incredibly beautiful ones, and with what Jens Stoltenberg said about combating terrorism with more openness and more democracy. I have never been as fond of him as I was then,” he said. “However, a couple months pass and he has forgotten the whole thing: the first act he does as Prime Minister is working to expel 450 paperless children from Norway," added Mr Paus.

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Norway Prime Minister criticised for 22 July statements inconsistency regarding asylum

Published on Monday, 5th August, 2013 at 12:42 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Famous Norwegian musician Ole Paus censures Jens Stoltenberg and his policy of deporting paperless asylum seeker children in a church service broadcast on NRK 1, Sunday.



“I both agree that the things that happened in the wake of 22 July were incredibly beautiful ones, and with what Jens Stoltenberg said about combating terrorism with more openness and more democracy. I have never been as fond of him as I was then,” he said.

“However, a couple months pass and he has forgotten the whole thing: the first act he does as Prime Minister is working to expel 450 paperless children from Norway," added Mr Paus.

The artist highlighted the case of Nathan Eshete, feeling Prime Minister Stoltenberg is letting children in similar situations down.

Nathan Eshete was in danger of being returned to Ethiopia with his family despite being born and raised in Norway. Immigration authorities subsequently lost their case.

“We have a responsibility to children who have come to Norway and are raised in Norwegian environments. We breach the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as things stand now,” the state broadcaster further quoted him as saying.

Deputy Minister of Justice Pål Lønseth stated he may respect Mr Paus’ opinions, but does not agree with the approach he took. The Prime Minister is currently on holiday.

“I find it difficult to see what giving amnesty to a family who has been in the country illegally for many years has to do with the Prime Minister's statements about openness and democracy.”

“Rewarding families who have been here illegally for many years would be undermining the asylum system - a system designed for those who are persecuted,” the Deputy Minister concluded.



Published on Monday, 5th August, 2013 at 12:42 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwayasylum, norwayimmigration, 22july, asylumseekersnorway.





  
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