Lets hope it passes, then it has a domino effect on all the other states……
Norway’s hardline asylum bill heads to parliament
Published: 05 Apr 2016 16:21 GMT+02:00
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The final version of the bill saw the Norwegian government scaling back its controversial requirements on family reunificaiton for refugees, saying that it will be enough for them to have been employed or in education for three years before bringing their family to Norway instead of the original four-year proposal.
Even with the reduction from four to three years, the family reunificaiton rules will be much stricter than they are today, primarily because of changes to the so-called ‘maintenance requirement’ (underholdskravet), which will now require that refugees can support their family members from day one before they can be brought to Norway.
Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug, who represents the anti-immigration Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet), has been criticized by opposition parties and a number of outside agencies for the 40-point plan she introduced in December.