A new report reveals roughly half of welfare recipients in Norway are migrants.
According to the country’s labor minister, mass migration is one of the main causes of poverty in Norway.
This comes after Norway’s welfare administration reported the majority of migrants don’t work, opting to live on welfare benefits instead.
The labor minister said migrants account for over 28 percent of Norway’s poor, even though they only make up slightly over 16 percent of the country’s population.
She also fears the migrants might form what she refers to as a social underclass.
The language barrier, poor educational backgrounds, and lack of financial stability are all cited to play a role in the number of migrants relying on welfare.
The labor minister said authorities must have more migrants learn the Norwegian language and join the workforce.