For once something to cheer about in Norway.

They’re not saying that they can’t be criminals, but just that they can’t be criminals and remain in Norway. What they do in their home countries is between them and their wonderful governments.

Record number of foreigners deported

Khaled Ahmed Taleb, the Norwegian politician who risks being deported for violating the immigration act – Jo E. Brenden / NTB Scanpix

Published: 27 Jan 2014 09:38 GMT+01:00

A record number of foreign citizens were deported from Norway last year, after country’s police stepped up the use of deportation as a way of fighting crime.

Some 5,198 foreign citizens were expelled from the country in 2013, an increase of 31 percent since 2012, when 3,958 people were deported.

“It is the highest number we’ve had ever,” Frode Forfang, head of the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), told NRK. “We believe that one reason for the increase is that the police have become more conscious of using deportation as a tool to fight crime.”

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