Listhaug denies that she creates fear

Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug.Oslo. Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug.Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

Immigration and Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug denies that she creates increased fear among the population with her statements on asylum policy.

The newspaper Aftenposten writes Saturday that Listhaug nearly every week since she became immigration and integration minister in December has expressed fears  of various aspects of the immigration.

Asked by the newspaper whether her statements can contribute to increased fear among the population, responding the Immigration Minister:

– I do not think so. I think many people have the same approach to this.

– It is a realistic approach to the situation. There are no quick-fix solutions to integration, says the minister,

She believes there is every reason to think long term when it comes to immigration.

– I think that if we can not get things under  control and  tens of thousands of people are coming to Norway year after year after year after year, we will be facing major challenges if we do not succeed in this. But I have plans  for us to succeed,  Listhaug.says
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today