FRP politician: Norway is taking in a high number of evacuees from Afghanistan

Jon Engen-HelgheimPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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FRP’s immigration policy spokesman, Jon Helgheim, believes that many people have been brought to Norway from Afghanistan.

Norway has taken in more than 1,000 people from Kabul. Among these are locally employed Afghans and their families, Norwegian citizens, and Afghans in need of protection.

“It is a very high number. I did not know that there were so many who worked for the Norwegian authorities. This is up to the government to handle, but the signals they send out are chaotic,” Helgheim told TV 2. He warned against rushing the process.

Locally employed Afghans and their families are given the status of resettlement refugees (quota refugees). They will be placed in Norwegian municipalities in a short time.

Barstad: Fair and reasonable

State Secretary Hilde Barstad (H) in the Ministry of Justice and Emergency Preparedness told the channel that the government believes it is fair and reasonable that those who have helped Norway and who will be in danger come to Norway as part of the quota refugee scheme.

The Norwegian government has previously stated that the evacuees have the status of resettlement refugees and will thus be included in this year’s quota of 3,000 refugees.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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