A change in the law allowing the expulsion of more foreigners who commit crimes

Monica MælandMinister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland (Conservative Party).Photo: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB scanpix
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From June 1, it will be easier for the authorities to expel foreigners with residence permits who commit crimes in Norway.

The amendment was passed in the Cabinet on Friday and comes into effect on Monday.

“We are expanding the possibility of expulsion of foreigners who have little connection to the country and who have committed criminal acts,” said Minister of Justice Monica Mæland (H) in a press release.

The amendments allow the expulsion of foreigners with temporary and permanent residence permits for certain sexual offences that currently do not lead to expulsion.

The same goes for possessing illegal arms in public places and serious traffic offences.
“It is important that the immigration legislation does not have a high threshold for expulsion, especially in cases where this otherwise appears to be a reasonable and proportionate response. It is important for the population’s confidence in immigration regulation that we have a regulatory framework that allows for expulsion in such cases,” explained Mæland.

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3 Comments on "A change in the law allowing the expulsion of more foreigners who commit crimes"

  1. Good to see Minister of Justice’s Mæland’s and Norway’s fast, decisive response – like against coronavirus – on this.

    Street crimes – muggings, even with hammers let alone knives – and “flash” gang fights in subway terminals and other public places are in societies which can’t control and stop them. They are the gangs asserting *their* control.

    It is good to see Norwegian government asserting/enforcing *its* control.

  2. It might also be noted that gangs and mafiyas are – ultimately – terror groups who rule by terrorizing, like this, (as the Swedes have, or by now should have, learned).

    Anti-terror laws could – should – be applied against them.

  3. Berhane Haile | 30. May 2020 at 13:13 | Reply

    Good News! Norway and Norwegians must have peace and tranquility. How long should they suffer because of irresponsible criminals who commit crimes because of the benign Norwegian laws. This should end we must have peace. We left our homeland because we had no peace and justice there. But above all, Norwegians must have peace in their beloved country. Anyone who does not respect the laws of this beautiful country must be banished once and for all!!

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