Norway Bribes Fake Asylum Seekers Thousands To Leave Without A Fight

The Norwegian immigration office is giving hundreds of ‘asylum seekers’ a bonus 10,000 kroner (£822) to leave the country voluntarily – on top of the thousands already offered in expenses. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektoratet – UDI) has announced they will pay the bribe to the first 500 migrants that agree to return to their home nation without a fight. “We need to entice more [people] to voluntarily travel back by giving them a bit more money on their way out. This will save us a lot of money because it is expensive to have people in the asylum centres,” Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug told broadcaster NRK. The initiative means so-called ‘asylum seekers’ will be given an additional 10,000 kroner in travel expenses, on top of the 20,000 kroner already offered – meaning they will rake in the equivalent of £2500. A family with two children could receive a staggering of 80,000 kroner (£6400) in addition to the cost of travel. Ms. Listhaug argued that the initiative could save money overall, which might well be true. Housing, educating and accommodating migrants is a huge burden. They also feature disproportionally in crime statistics. “There are also many who are not entitled to protection and, by all