Norway Minister Threatens to Deport Migrants

“Norway minister threatens to deport Eritrean migrants,” by Mark Anderson for the Guardian:

A Norwegian politician has travelled to Eritrea for talks with the government about the planned repatriation of about 500 “exit mandatory” migrants.

In a move that could discourage refugees from choosing Norway as a final asylum destination, the country’s deputy justice minister, Himanshu Gulati, spent two days in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, last week.

“We met with officials from various ministries to discuss sending some Eritreans home,” he said. “These individuals are vetted by the immigration department and have been found not to have a need for asylum.”

Eritreans comprised 27% of Norway’s asylum applicants last year. The overall number from the country applying for asylum in the EU soared by 148% in 2013, according to the statistics watchdog Eurostat…

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