Lately, the matter of Mahad Abib Mahamud received much attention after the UDI decided to deprive him of citizenship. The Directorate believes he was not telling the truth about where he originally came from.
In the near future, there may be more such cases. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) have given notice that one consequence of the decline in the arrival of asylum seekers to Norway will be that they intensify the hunt for people who have cheated their way to Norway and received citizenship, wrote Vårt Land.
Currently, UDI are looking into 500 cases carefully. These cases could end with Norwegian citizenship being revoked. UDI said that ‘particular attention will go to groups of cases where we know from experience that the risk of fraud is greatest.’
‘There is a great benefit to all the parties involved that the administration has the capacity to investigate cases of this type at as early a stage as possible, and preferably before fraudulent cases are granted citizenship. It can’t be ruled out that some issues are still going up for investigation at a later stage’, stated the UDI.
Since 2012, 135 people have been deprived of citizenship. Half such decisions were made last year, said immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug (FRP) in a letter to parliament.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today