Norway deports 18 illegal immigrants a day

During the first half of this year, 3,167 people were forced out of Norway, 1,237 of whom had criminal convictions.

Norway deports 18 illegal immigrants a day

World Bulletin / News Desk

The number of illegal immigrants forced out of Norway has reached its highest level ever.

The National Police Immigration Service (Politiets Utlendingsenhet) has released latest figures showing that an average of 18 illegal immigrants per day were deported to Norway in the last six months.

Newspaper Dagbladet reports, that the reason the deportations took place was because people didn’t have a valid residency visa or was involved in crime. During the first half of this year, 3,167 people were forced out of Norway, 1,237 of whom had criminal convictions.

Kristin Ottesen Kvigne, head of the police immigration service, told the newspaper: "We are at our highest number of illegal immigrants ever and deportation is a policy the government wants".

The service has a target of 7,100 people to be deported by the end of 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2014, 17:59
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