For granting residence permit, the party requires dressing like Norwegians, speaking Norwegian, following the Norwegian culture and behavior, and not having child support, writes Dagbladet.
Progress Party's immigration policy spokesman Morten Ørsal Johansen said to the newspaper that many asylum seekers who do not want to be part of the Norwegian society, to work and learn Norwegian shall not be eligible for permanent residence.
- To take an example: A woman who refuses to take a job because she can not use veil in the job has to take the consequences, he said.
Inclusion Minister Inga Marte Thorkildsen (SV) believe Progress Party has lost grip. She asked what the point of burka ban is, and believes the Progress Party's proposals create inclusion problems. Thorkildsen also suggested Johansen's proposal is both marginal and incorrect.
- For instance I have never heard that foreign nationals have more child support than native Norwegians, she says.