Repatriation Instead of Integration: Denmark Passes ‘Paradigm Shift’ Asylum Bill

According to the policy, refugees should be sent home when conditions in their countries of origin are deemed safe enough for this to occur. The bill also implies a reduced integration allowance and limited opportunities for family re-unions for immigrants. Also, residence permits will become temporary as a rule, and it will become easier to withdraw them or not extend them.

As Danish Finance Minister Kristian Jensen put it, Denmark will no longer have a system where “refugees become immigrants”.