On more proposed changes to Norwegian asylum and immigration policy [2]

[following the updated proposals, this post is a continuation of the original] Prop. 90 L (2015-2016): Endringer i utlendingsloven mv. (instramninger II) / final info Prop. 91 L (2015-2016): Endringar i utlendingslova (pågriping og fengsling i samband med 48-timarprosedyren) / final info Press conference om endanger i utlendingsloven [05.04.2016] 01.05.2016: Listhaug vil ha arbeidspraksis for nylig ankomne innvandrere […]

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On Norway’s 2016 quota for refugees

The formal documentation of the 2016 quota for resettlement refugees (overføringsflyktninger) in Norway: Ny: 2015-12-18-JD Kvoten for overføringsflyktninger 2016 – Kvotesammensetning (3/9/2016): Brev fra Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet med kvoten for overføringsflyktninger for 2016. Kvoten er på totalt 3120 plasser, hvorav 3000 er øremerket syriske flyktninger. [the letter] G-04/2015: Retningslinjer for arbeidet med overføringsflyktninger jf. utlendingsloven § 35.

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On Erna speaking about refugees, 2001

The perks of doing archival research is that you occasionally come across some gems: Status of Refugees – a speech by Erna Solberg, (then) Minister of local Government and Regional Development, at the Ministerial meeting of states parties to the convention relating to the status of refugees on 12 December 2001, Geneva: This 50th anniversary provides […]

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On creative solutions [2]

UDI’s Director, Frode Forfang, recently wrote a blog post about rethinking the international refugee regime (det internasjonale flyktningregimet) by – if I understand him correctly – doing away with asylum in favor of a European-based quota system — La oss tenke oss et helt annet system. Et system der Europa hvert år tok imot opptil […]

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On more proposed changes to Norwegian asylum and immigration policy

[05.04.2016 update: tracing the debate of the updated proposal can be found here.] New innvandrings- og integreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug (Frp) put out a 150 page (! document available here) document outlining proposed changes to the Norwegian asylum and immigration policy today, including 40 major + minor changes to laws and regulations. Debate will is scheduled to […]

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On godhetstyranniet

Here’s a concept new to me: godhetstyranniet. In an article published 3.11.2015 at NRK that discusses the (then, debated) proposals for the Norwegian government’s refugee budget (flyktningbudsjett), Silvi Listhaug responds to critics of a more restrictive set of policies — Listhaug mener meningsmotstanderne framstiller ønsker om kutt og innstramminger som slemme og kalde, mens de […]

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On informal polls

From TV2, I en rundspørring TV 2 har utført blant nesten 1.000 asylsøkere på 19 asylmottak over hele landet, svarer 79 prosent av de spurte at de ser for seg en permanent fremtid i Norge. TV 2 besøkte 19 akuttmottak for asylsøkere over hele landet der de delte ut et spørreskjema med ni spørsmål, på […]

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On new positions

Today’s new regjeringen brings a new position: innvandrings- og integreringsminister. Via NRK, Ny statsrådspost Sylvi Listhaug (37) går inn som innvandrings- og integreringsminister, en ny post som blir liggende under justisdepartementet. – Det kan bli store synergieffekter av å se de to tingene sammen. En ekstra statsrådsstilling på det området er ganske nødvendig med den […]

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On conferences: The European refugee situation and the role of civil society

Norsk Folkehjelp hosted a conference on The European Refugee Situation and the Role of Civil Society on 8 December. The presentations themselves were interesting, but the most memorable point was a brief exchange during a question from the audience: After Vigdis Vevstad’s presentation situating the current legal (and, to some degree, political) situation, a woman […]

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