Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr (Frp) wants to prevent a new refugee flow to Norway by offering tents instead of hotels.
– “It should be really easy. We need to monitor them and see if they are ill or have infectious diseases. Those who are denied and or rejected should be put on the plane quickly and not have to reside in a center,” Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr (FRP) told NRK.
The statement comes just days after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open the gates to Europe for 3.6 million Syrian refugees.
The Arrivals Center in Council in Østfold is now being upgraded to accommodate 300 asylum seekers a day. Following the extension, up to 1,000 asylum seekers should be able to stay in the arrival center at any time.
Kallmyr visited the Arrivals Center on Tuesday and did not hide the fact that he has reasons behind the simple standard.
– “We are trying to prevent them from coming to Norway, and staying in tents instead of hotel rooms. In 2015, we saw that refugees sent pictures to friends and said “here its luxurious, you must come”. It gave a completely wrong picture of Norway,” says Kallmyr.
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