The government will imprison asylum seekers without legal residence

The government will imprison asylum seekers without legal residenceMinister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug ( Progress Party ).Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT / NTB scanpix

Government wants asylum seekers without legal residence to be detained while the application is quickly treated. Left and Democratic Party secured a majority for the proposal in Parliament, as reported by NRK.

Police now have the opportunity to arrest unfounded asylum seekers who come here and get a quick processing of the application, said the Minister of Immigration and Integration  Sylvi Listhaug.
Since January 2004, Norway adopted a so-called 48-hour procedure to get fewer asylum seekers from countries that are considered safe. Ministry of Justice proposes that these could be imprisoned while the application is being processed. The bill will be presented to the Parliament on Tuesday.
– We see that unfounded asylum seekers disappear while police process the applications. This prevents asylum seekers to disappear and eventually get into a criminal environment. Now we know where we have them, get treated the application, and then returned them, saying Listhaug to NRK news.
Justice Ministry informs that 537 asylum seekers got their cases after 48-hour procedure in 2015.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today