Sunday, 8 September 2013
According to Finanzavisen [a newspaper], an average Somali and their descendants costs 9 million kroner net. [1.123 million euros]

The figure assumes that his or her child is perfectly integrated in Norway. The paper emphasises that this is an average figure and that Somalis, like everyone else, have large individual differences among themselves.

Of the non-western immigrants, Tamils ​​from civil war-torn Sri Lanka come off best. Because of their participation in the workplace, the cost is only 1 million.

Finanzavisen notes the major differences between the neighboring countries of India and Pakistan. An average Indian who settles in Norway generates a cost for the state of 1.6 million kroner.

A Pakistani costs the equivalent of 5.1 million.

"You do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand that it costs money to take people from war-ravaged country without a state, without schools, without a functioning government. Therefore, it is very worrisome that FinansAvisen and FRP [Progress Party] are at the forefront of depicting Somalis as so expensive," says Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Minister Inga Marte Thorkildsen (SV) to ABC News.

"How does it make a Somali child feel, reading these articles again and again, saying you are actually unprofitable, you are a burden on society, costing too much?" she asks.

- Do you have any financial limit on how many immigrants Norway can accept?

"The starting point must be human rights obligations. Today there are Somalis who are fleeing from war. We have no guarantee that our descendants will not need a safe haven."

"We must play our part and we are the richest country in the world. Instead of putting price tags on people and putting people into profitability categories, we should be discussing how we can ensure that people are integrated as quickly as possible, get work and become taxpayers," says Thorkildsen.

And, of course, the children of Somalis won't be perfectly integrated so the actual cost will be far higher.

See update on this here.


parisclaims said...

Interesting article on snouts in the trough blog earlier this week. David Craig estimates each third world immigrant family costs the UK tax payer £25k pa.
I think he's under done the figures. His figures are based on 3 kids per family, and that there will be one adult actually working.

Anonymous said...

muslims contribute nothing positive to the world, unless hate, beheadings, terrorist attacks and suicide bombings are positive

Anonymous said...

"We have no guarantee that our descendants will not need a safe haven"... if they continue on this path, it is guaranteed that their descendants will someday need a safe haven.

Anonymous said...

for your information islam is peace and freedom and i advice you to seek and learn the holy quran to know better .

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