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Norwegian government to tighten grip on refugees. The government is considering tougher restrictions on asylum seekers. Hundreds are vanishing whilst they wait for an answer to their application. Refugees could be obliged to live at a specified address, and report regularly to the authorities. “We are considering this because every so often, the police tell us they use a lot of time when it comes to deporting Dublin II category asylum seekers,” Pål Lønseth, Labour’s (Ap) State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice tells Klassekampen.

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Norwegian government to tighten grip on refugees

Published on Wednesday, 20th October, 2010 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The government is considering tougher restrictions on asylum seekers. Hundreds are vanishing whilst they wait for an answer to their application.

Deputy Justice Minister Pål Lønseth
Deputy Justice Minister Pål Lønseth
Photo: Ministry of Justice/Flickr


Refugees could be obliged to live at a specified address, and report regularly to the authorities.

“We are considering this because every so often, the police tell us they use a lot of time when it comes to deporting Dublin II category asylum seekers,” Pål Lønseth, Labour’s (Ap) State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice tells Klassekampen.

The majority of asylum seekers who disappear are Dublin II applicants. 515 refugees had disappeared from reception centres and private homes in 2009 by the time their applications were processed last year, according to figures from the UDI (Directorate of Immigration).

However, Lønseth says the government wishes to make compulsory deportation procedures more efficient and will be looking to include other groups as well. 368 asylum seekers have vanished so far this year.

“Violating [these restrictions] will lead to deprivation of liberty.”




Published on Wednesday, 20th October, 2010 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norway, asylum, refugees, paal, loenseth, state, secretary, minstry, justice, applications, jail, restrictions.





  
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