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Storberget to reduce asylum seekers’ appeal rights. Minister of Justice wants to shrink the queues. “The queue of cases undermines the asylum system,” says Knut Storberget, the Minister of Justice, in an interview with Aftenposten. What Storberget wants to do: Reduced access to having cases tried several times.New, "first-line" handling to avoid cases being sent back and forth between the police, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD), and the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).More "offensive" case-handling, where interviews, processing of cases, and registration takes place on the spot.

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Storberget to reduce asylum seekers’ appeal rights

Published on Thursday, 11th February, 2010 at 16:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th February 2010 at 20:13.

Minister of Justice wants to shrink the queues.

Knut Storberget, Minister of Justice
Knut Storberget, Minister of Justice
Photo: Ministry of Justice and Police/Flickr


“The queue of cases undermines the asylum system,” says Knut Storberget, the Minister of Justice, in an interview with Aftenposten.

What Storberget wants to do:

  • Reduced access to having cases tried several times.
  • New, "first-line" handling to avoid cases being sent back and forth between the police, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD), and the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).
  • More "offensive" case-handling, where interviews, processing of cases, and registration takes place on the spot.

As reported yesterday, 50,000 immigrants are waiting for answers from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) to their applications. Most of them are applications for asylum, Norwegian citizenship, or family reunification. Processing them all presents the UDI with a challenge.

“We must dare to ask other questions. When one of the links in the chain fails, so does the whole system”.

The paper claims Storberget is thoroughly fed up with the number of asylum seekers who bring their cases to appeal.

“Almost all of the negative immigration cases are overturned on appeal. Most get an opportunity to try them by the bucketful. There should be a clearer limit to the number of opportunities one has,” he says.



Published on Thursday, 11th February, 2010 at 16:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th February 2010 at 20:13.

This post has the following tags: udi, department, immigration, justice, police, minister, knut, storberget, asylum, seekers.





  
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