The Organization against Public Discrimination (OMOD) recommends those who have lost their citizenship and residence permits as a result of allegations of ID fraud to sue the state.
I recommend that people join forces and allow the Norwegian judiciary to look at the issue instead of letting UDI be the judge, says OMOD Akhenaton de Leon to the newspaper Class struggle.
The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has over the last two years been working with a group of over a hundred ethnic Somalis, and the agency has concluded that several of them are not from Somalia, but from Djibouti or other neighboring countries.
About half the people had been given Norwegian citizenship, whilst the rest were granted other permits. Now, several of them have been told that the premise for residency not longer holds.
Since 2012, the UDI has processed 84 cases where citizenship or other permits have been revoked. In addition to Somalis, there have been people from Iraq and ‘stateless Palestinians’ who turned out to be from Jordan instead.
Verification of the identity of Somalis is difficult because they have no public records of the country’s inhabitants.
If you all the way give correct information, we will base your case on this. However, where there is doubt or conflicts in the information it will become problematic, said Anne-Kari Kollstrøm from UDI .
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today