Tagged: immigration

NRC refugees

Norwegian council fights for refugees

Washington Lakselaget members learn about efforts to help those fleeing conflicts Christine Foster Meloni Washington Joel R. Charny, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, recently made an impassioned presentation to the members of...

On the EDGE: Norway can’t tolerate zero tolerance

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American “On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly, featuring opinion pieces written by invited contributors who make some comments on the current issues...

Immigration

Immigrants must learn Norwegian

Norway wants to make “willingness” to learn a requirement to earn government support. The Local Norway’s government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen has...

Symbol of immigration: Statue of Liberty

On shitholes* and immigration

On the Edge: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American As is I’m sure old news by the time you’re reading this, the...

A modern immigrant story, part one

Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In my previous article for The Norwegian American, I explored the reception and treatment of Norwegian immigrants to the United States. This time I will begin to tell you my...

We are all immigrants here

David Moe Sun City, Calif. The history of immigration in America has not been a pleasant story. It has taken two to three generations of immigrant families to establish themselves in America. First generation...

Stricter immigration

The Rightist coalition wants to extend the qualification period for residence permits by two years Michael Sandelson The Foreigner In the proposal sent to hearing, the government wants foreigners to live five years in...

Costly to be a Norwegian citizen

It costs to become a Norwegian citizen. Since 2005, the price to apply for citizenship rose from 1,000 to 2,500 NOK. Meanwhile, the price of passports and driving licenses declined. To obtain a permanent...

Increase in immigrant unemployment

Registered unemployment among immigrants increased from 6.6 per cent in November 2009 to 7.1 per cent in November 2010. In the rest of the population, this rate increased slightly from 2.0 to 2.1 per...