In a report to the government, the police acknowledge that they are unable to reach the goal of repatriating 7,500 people who do not have legal residence in Norway.
After four months the police have only transported 1,616 people,wrote VG newspaper.
“In terms of expatriation of persons without legal residence, we believe that the target figure for 2018 of 7,500 is not possible to reach”, the report says.
“After the first tier there are many indications that we will not achieve this goal, but it is clear we are working to get as close to the target as we can,” said the head of the police immigration unit (PU), Morten Ervik, to the newspaper.
The Police Directorate is justifying it with “challenges associated with identifying a large enough amount of people without legal residence and the more demanding work on tracing persons.”
‘’In the case of the 7,500, it is for the entire police state. We only have a target of asylum seekers, and there are 1,150 in total. It is not too late. The big deviation is on expulsion, and it is the entire police force that is working on that number,” said Ervik.
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