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    Right-Wing Norway Govt Paying Asylum Seekers to Leave Country

    Right-wing Norway govt paying asylum seekers to leave country

    The conservative coalition currently running Norway is advancing its anti-immigrant platform by offering vulnerable refugees nearly US$10,000 and free flights home.

    900 people so far have applied to take advantage of the offer, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

    Long wait times for family reunification, barriers to finding work, and lack of access to education are leading more asylum seekers to express an interest in leaving Norway, according to

    A family with two children can receive upwards of 80,000 kr (US$9,300), as well as have their airline tickets bought by the state.

    While the offer may seem like an altruistic gesture on the part of the government, it follows the introduction of an anti-refugee advertising campaign last month, similar to a campaign in Denmark. Both countries were occupied by the Nazis during World War 2.

    Joran Kallmyr, a state secretary in Norway’s justice ministry, told the state broadcaster NRK that the campaign would, among other things, inform potential asylum seekers of the government’s proposals to cut the benefits they will receive if they win asylum in the country.

    He said the campaign is mostly carried out through social media and newspaper ads in Afghanistan, Russia, and other countries, in the hopes of reducing the number of refugees coming to Norway.

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    I knew we were going to hear Nazi comparisons before the article was over.

    What a great idea! Believe me, Norway will come out way on top financially.

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