Justice Minister Grete Faremo (AP) reacted strongly to the bourgeois parties considering introducing an amnesty for asylum children.
– They discuss ie discrimination of a group that has chosen not to obey the Norwegian government’s decision. I would warn against both short-term thinking and the conflicting signals from this network Faremo says to the Norwegian Broadcast NRK.
670 children have stayed in Norwegian receptions for over three years. If you include parents, siblings, and families outside reception constituted the group of up to 2,000 people in the end of August. Everyone has received a final rejection of their asylum
Last week warned Secretary Paul Lønseth (Ap) in the Ministry of Justice to give amnesty to asylum children.
– It would be absolutely devastating for an effective return policy to give amnesty, he told the newspaper Bergens Tidende.
It will, according to Lønseth cost over a billion kroner over five years to allow this group residence permits in Norway.
– The amnesty will be very good for the children who are here now, but I look with horror at the situation ahead. It will not be easy to get new families to leave voluntarily after a refusal. They will cling to the country in hopes of another amnesty. This becomes an endless circle, says Lønseth, and points out that the asylum situation of children’s self-inflicted, and that it is a consequence of the fact that the parents have not gone home after having been denied residence.
When Erna Solberg was Minister for Local Government in 2004, a large group of children, who then had lived in the country for more than three years, treated their cases again. Solberg stressed at the time that special treatment was a one-time.
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