Record Number of People Sent Out of Norway in October

Recent figures Dagsavisen has accessed show that the Police Immigration Unit in October sent 824 people from the country. The previous record was set in September when 763 people were sent out of the country.

PU chief Kristin Kvigne said better resources allow them to reach the target set for this year. 

The Ministry of Justice has decided that 7100 persons to be returned in 2014. In the end of October, PU deported 5876 people.

Many of those sent are convicted for criminal acts, or persons who are expelled from Norway and who have returned illegally. There are also those who have been rejected for asylum, children and families.

– We have not got any political pressure from the Ministry that we should send out more minors who have been long in the country, says Kvigne.

Kvigne further stresses that their efficient deportation strategy saves some resources. People who are deported because of crime costs a lot in the criminal process. They are sent out in the frame of the Dublin Agreement, says Kvigne. 

Kvigne also believes that it is important to look PUs record deportation numbers in connection with crime rate change.


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