The Norwegian government – especially the Christian Democrats and the Liberal Party – will allow punishments other than deportation for violating the Immigration Act, newspaper Vårt Land writes.
The government will now allow for alternative punishment for serious violations of the Immigration Act, if deportation would affect children disproportionately hard.
“Asylum policy is very important for the Christian Democrats (KrF) and the Liberal Party (V). The best interests of children should weigh heavier in immigration matters – that has been a priority for us in the government,” KRF leader Kjell Ingolf Ropstad and Liberal Party leader Guri Melby told the newspaper.
“It is a recurring problem that children’s rights are not adequately safeguarded in immigration cases.
“Save the Children is therefore very happy that the KRF and the Liberal Party are now announcing changes to the law to ensure that children are not ‘punished for their parents’ mistakes,'” section leader Thale Skybak in Save the Children told news bureau NTB.
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