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Trump-affected voters offered Norway out. As turbulence surrounding Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory continues, Americans may be able to settle in Norway. A regional Norway-based development firm has come up with a proposal inviting disappointed voters to live in Ringerike, about 1.5 hours’ drive away from Oslo. The Ringerike Recovery Program offers what is termed “acute aid to descendants of emigrated Norwegians, and other Americans, considering a new start abroad.”

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Trump-affected voters offered Norway out

Published on Saturday, 12th November, 2016 at 09:33 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th January 2017 at 13:54.

As turbulence surrounding Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory continues, Americans may be able to settle in Norway.

Hønefoss in Ringerike
Hønefoss is the largest town in, and the administrative centre of RingerikeHønefoss in Ringerike
Photo: T. Bjornstad/Wikimedia Commons


A regional Norway-based development firm has come up with a proposal inviting disappointed voters to live in Ringerike, about 1.5 hours’ drive away from Oslo.

The Ringerike Recovery Program offers what is termed “acute aid to descendants of emigrated Norwegians, and other Americans, considering a new start abroad.”

“As in many other workplaces, the US election was a topic for us on Wednesday morning. One creative employee asked “what possibilities does this create for us”?” Jørgen Moe, director of regional company Ringerike Utvikling, told Nationen.

A website called Emigrate Me and the Ringerike Recovery Program has been set up, with shareholders including the three Norwegian municipalities of Ringerike, Hole, and Jevnaker.

Ringerike municipality (and region) is home to around 29,500 inhabitants, and is located in Buskerud County.

Those behind the initiative say that celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Bryan Cranston, Cher, and Samuel L. Jackson have already been invited.

Jørgen Moe assures agriculturally-inclined publication Nationen that the campaign is not a joke.

“First and foremost, we wished to direct attention towards all of Ringerike region’s possibilities. But we [also] knew that quite a number of Americans said prior to the election that they would consider moving if that [Donald Trump winning] was the outcome,” the director said.

“My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces...I am moving if this is my president! I don't say things I don't mean!"  Miley Cyrus wrote in an Instagram post. 

The website has already attracted interest, having experienced an overwhelming and positive response, according to Mr Moe.

“We now have 15 enquiries from American families who are considering moving to Norway. We have forwarded an American trauma surgeon’s CV to the director of our hospital (Ringerike). We don't even train trauma surgeons in Norway, so this is exciting news,” he remarked.

Norway is not alone in offering a home to disappointed Americans. Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton, says that they received 50,000 inquiries from people in the US within the space of three days. Canada’s immigration website also crashed during the vote.

Moreover, one company in New Zealand received a major increase in the number of job applications after Trump was named as the next US president – the country had already received a significant growth in applicants from the UK after the Brexit result was announced.

Those wishing to apply for a residence permit in Norway can do so here. Work immigration permit applications can be submitted here.




Published on Saturday, 12th November, 2016 at 09:33 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th January 2017 at 13:54.

This post has the following tags: trump, uspresident, election, politics, immigration, thewhitehouse, republicans.





  
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