Thursday, September 13, 2018

Denmark: Majority Agree Asylum Should Focus on Repatriation, Not Integration - Breitbart News Network

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Denmark: Majority Agree Asylum Should Focus on Repatriation, Not Integration

13 Sep 2018, Virginia Hale
A Voxmeter poll conducted for news service Ritzau found that 54 percent of respondents agree with the “paradigm shift” in migration policy which has long been advocated by the populist Danish People’s Party (DF), the nation’s second largest electoral force.
Only 24 percent of people surveyed disagreed with the proposal, which said asylum in Denmark must be a temporary thing and that policy should focus on refugees’ repatriation, once conflict ends, rather than their integration as a permanent citizen.
The proposal largely has the support of both Denmark’s liberal governing party, Venstre, and the Social Democrats, the nation’s largest party and primary centre-left opposition, with the only difference from DF’s stance being that they believe it is not necessary to block refugees from work or accessing education in order to ensure their repatriation.
“The idea is that we equip them with skills while they are requiring asylum, and then when their country is safe they can return home and help with the rebuilding effort,” said Venstre immigration spokesman Marcus Knuth.
Only one-tenth of the 100,000 asylum seekers to have arrived in Denmark over the past decade have so far returned home, according to Berlinske. But the newspaper said that Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen last month promised to draw up new immigration rules this autumn with input from DF.
The survey results were welcomed by DF immigration spokesman Martin Henriksen, who said he was proud of his party’s role in “putting this issue on the political agenda”.