Denmark to impose new ‘integration’ rules on kids

Following an EU ruling last month, the Danish government is fast-tracking new legislation that will put greater emphasis on children’s ‘ability to integrate’.

The Danish government will introduce legislation to parliament on Tuesday that will require immigration authorities to evaluate the ‘ability to integrate’ of all children above the age of six who have a parent in their home country.

Under current rules, children are not evaluated on their integration potential if an application for family reunification is filed within two years of a parent being granted residence in Denmark.