2,500 children affected by deportation cases against caregivers over the past five years

asylum seekers july - UDI familyThe Norwegian Department of Immigration (UDI). Photo Norway Today Media

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Over the last five years, more than 2,500 children in Norway have experienced expulsion cases against one or more of their caregivers.

In about half of the cases, one of the parents ends up being expelled, NRK reports and refers to figures from the Directorate of Immigration.

2,575 children who are either Norwegian nationals or who live in Norway with a residency permit, have been affected over the past five years by deportation decision being made against one or both of their parents.

Psychologist and expert, Bente Nilsen, thinks that children are not taken into account in deportation cases in the same way as when both parents are Norwegian.

– One of the parents to whom they are biologically linked is sent out of the country, without the opportunity to return for visitation. This is completely different from, for example, how we handle other child welfare cases, where you make sure that parents will have the opportunity to have contact, Nilsen tells the channel.

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