Norway has devised a unique way of dealing with the refugee crisis. It seems that refugees in Norway are given money to leave the country.
Rather than make empty promises to its citizens about better policies, the Scandanavian nation frequently rated as having the highest standard of living in the world is paying out money for asylum seekers to avert a lengthy bureaucratic wait and just leave instead:
A family with two children is eligible for up to $9,300 dollars – and free flights home, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration told the media outlet. More than 900 people reportedly have accepted.
Norwegian leaders have been actively playing to the idea that refugees will simply not be accepted, and that more should not come.
The UDI’s figures show that more than 900 people have applied to take financial support to leave Norway so far.
The people of Europe are furious about the pressures coming down on them from the most recent wave of immigration, including those from Syria, who seem to bring with them the worst cases of cultural clashes between Western civilization and Islam.
Norway has begun publishing adverts in Afghanistan’s newspapers to dissuade Afghans from seeking asylum in the Scandinavian country.
The adverts, entitled “Stricter asylum regulations in Norway” and published in English and the Afghan Dari language on the front page of two Afghan newspapers, explained that people coming from areas of Afghanistan designated as safe or who hold a residency permit in another country will be expelled, by force if necessary.
And there is no doubt that the native population of Europe has been feeling the clash.
Neighboring Sweden has had so many reported incidents with migrants that it has been dubbed the “rape capital of the west.”
Meanwhile, in European countries like Austria and Germany, citizens have been feverishly getting their hands on whatever deterrents they can, with pepper spray selling out during the heat of the crisis.
For Norway, the solution is worth the cost. The incentivized procedure maintains respect for all the individuals involved – certainly compared with other refugee policies – and assists in supporting families who must relocate back home, or somewhere else more inviting.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which processes the Voluntary Assisted Return Programme requests and offers advice and counselling, described it as “safe and dignified”.
There’s nothing to say these refugees won’t simply board the next flight to another country in Europe, but if the policy works for Norway, many other countries may follow suit. Americans, too, will learn the wisdom of a careful balance between immigration rules and the integrity society.