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Record-number of immigrants were deported in 2013

Police5935 people who did not have legal residence status in Norway were deported in 2013, an increase of 21 percent from the previous year, and an all-time record, Police inform.  More than a third of the people who were deported last year, 2224 persons, had been convicted of criminal acts in Norway. 

 

"Forced returns help fight crime, and deporting this group is the Police's Foreign Department's (PU) biggest task," says Head of the PU Kristin Kvigne. 

Kvigne explains that a forced return, followed by a ban on reentry into Europe is an important tool against criminals who move around and that are part of large foreign networks. 

In 209, the PU deported 604 convicted people. In total, 3340 persons were returned. 

"In five years, the Police's Foreign Department has almonst quadrupled the number of returns of criminal foreigners without a legal residency permit in Norway," says Kvigne. 

The police's goal is to increase this year's returns to 6700. The department was given an extra budget of NOK 150 million in november, and shortly after they listed 80 new positions. The department's total budget is not at NOK 680 million. 

(NRK)

 


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