Solberg will go through the reunification figures again

Prime Minister Erna SolbergOslo.Prime Minister Erna Solberg . Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Prime Minister Erna Solberg promises  a more detailed review of the figures for family reunification when the austerity proposals now will be up for consideration by the parliament.

In the discussions of this in  Stortinget one and a half week ago, Solberg used approximate figures of 0.7 to 0.8 reunification permits per refugee, which she says are partly based on a survey of Frisch Centre,  Aftenposten writes.

Government expert agencies , however,  numbers than the prime minister. According to the figures of SSB  0.36 family members gets to stay per refugee, while according to the Immigration office there is slightly less tahn 0.5 family reunions per refugee.
– This is one of the main premises of the debate. The government exaggerates and presents figures in a way that suits no other purpose than scaring people. They should have been extremely thorough with the information released, says SV leader Audun Lysbakken.
Solberg defends  the  figures  of the consultation paper by saying that it does not say “will be”, but “may be” several applications for family reunification.
– It will be appropriate to make further assessments of how much  secondary migration we may expect in the proposition. But it is important to remember that the composition of asylum seekers will affect how the secondary immigration will turn out greatly. There will alway be some uncertainty in connection with these estimates , Solberg said.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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