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Police deport more asylum seekers. Largest action in immigration unit’s history. The Police Immigration Unit (Politiets utlendingsenhet/PU) has forcibly deported another 78 asylum seekers. In what they describe as their largest action to date, the chartered Air Sweden plane took off from Oslo Gardermoen yesterday bound for Serbia and Macedonia. “The government has a humane and just asylum policy granting protection to those who need it. Therefore, it’s important that those who don’t fulfil the criteria for domicile go home,” says Minister of Justice Knut Storberget in a press release.

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Police deport more asylum seekers

Published on Sunday, 14th March, 2010 at 14:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Largest action in immigration unit’s history.

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The Immigration Unit's deportation of 78 refugees from GardemoenDeportation
Photo: Police Immigration Unit


“Important”

The Police Immigration Unit (Politiets utlendingsenhet/PU) has forcibly deported another 78 asylum seekers. In what they describe as their largest action to date, the chartered Air Sweden plane took off from Oslo Gardermoen yesterday bound for Serbia and Macedonia.

“The government has a humane and just asylum policy granting protection to those who need it. Therefore, it’s important that those who don’t fulfil the criteria for domicile go home,” says Minister of Justice Knut Storberget in a press release.

Storberget goes on to defend the government’s tougher line, saying quicker processing and effective deportation have meant a reduction in the number of refugees.

“Humane”

The PU says many people have come from Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia recently. They believe the growth in the number of refugees is because Schengen countries no longer require visas for nationals from these territories.

Most applications are rejected by the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) under the so-called 48-hour procedure, because they regard these countries as safe.

Ingrid Wirum – head of the PU, who was also on the plane – says prompt deportation immediately afterwards has a preventative effect.

All the 78 had had their applications rejected, and the operation proceeded without any problems.

“It’s more humane because they haven’t had a chance to settle in Norway yet,” she says.




Published on Sunday, 14th March, 2010 at 14:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: deportation, knut, storberget, immigration, unit, oslo, gardermoen, iraq, charter, plane.





  
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