The new rules for asylum seekers will not lead to a new refugee wave, but rather a reduction in immigration, according to State Secretary Joran Kallemyr in the Ministry of Justice.
Kallemyr reacts to Sunday’s posts in the newspaper Aftenposten, where it says UDI director Frode Forfang think that a possible effect of more stringent requirements for family reunification is that more families will be trying to flee to Norway.
– Here they misinterpreted Forfang. The tightening proposals will not result in new numbers of asylum seekers, but a reduction in the net immigration of those who want to Norway, they will with the current regulations rather travel as a family, than that one individual take the journey and seek for a family reunion, says Kallemyr.
He believes it will be better for Norway because one gets a better overview of how many who will come.- The way now, with 30,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Norway last year, we sense nothing about how many come total with family reunification. It could be twice as many or even more, thinks Kallemyr.
Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today