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Denmark no longer to automatically accept U.N. refugee resettlement quota

By zzyzzx follow zzyzzx   2017 Dec 20, 3:55pm 2,878 views   9 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will no longer automatically accept a quota of refugees under a U.N. resettlement program after passing a law on Wednesday that enables the government to determine how many can enter each year.

Since 1989, Denmark has agreed to take 500 refugees a year selected by the United Nations under a program to ease the burden on countries that neighbor war zones.

But after the European migration crisis in 2015 brought almost 20,000 claims for asylum, Denmark has refused to take any U.N. quota refugees.

Under the new law, the immigration minister will decide how many refugees will be allowed under the U.N. program, with 500 now the maximum except in an “exceptional situation”.

“It’s hard to predict how many refugees and migrants will show up at the border to seek asylum, and we know it may be hard to integrate those who arrive here,” Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said last month when her ministry proposed the law.

The opposition Social-Liberal Party said opting out of the U.N. program would increase pressure on countries already accommodating large numbers of refugees, and the move could encourage other countries to follow suit.

Last year, more than 6,000 people claimed asylum in Denmark. Between January and November this year just over 3,000 people did.
1   mell   ignore (5)   2017 Dec 20, 4:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MDGA! Love it.
2   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Dec 20, 4:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Unibrow Danish women with matted black, mutton chop bushes down to their knees and up to their nipples would have been a tourist disappointment, anyway.
3   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Dec 20, 5:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Maybe Danish reluctance to import more refugees has something to do with the Religion of Peace:

4   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Dec 20, 7:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Send them to America.
Trump hasn't deported all the illegals,what's a few more!
They can climb the imaginary wall to get in.

Trump doesn't want them. He ain't stupid like Hussein Obama.
8   cmdrda2leak   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 3, 6:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Having spent some time in Western Europe and talked with many folks there, I think the gap in understanding is this:

The subset of those who are adherents to the refugee/economic migrant absorption plan tend to view the events that caused the migrations to be one-off, rather than ongoing, and generally they imagine that there are a finite supply of aspiring migrants seeking entry. This may have been true at one time.

What Europe, now lurching into its European Spring, (and the rest of the well managed West to a lesser extent) is now realizing is that the conditions that are spurring economic migration are not acute, but chronic (they are ongoing and continual). There is little the West can do to help (these places need time to evolve and advance on their own to achieve what the West has developed; it can't simply be "gifted" to them). And lastly, until these places develop sufficiently with (in particular womens') education, stable economic systems, and population growth management, there will continue to be an effectively infinite supply of migrants seeking the comforts and safety of the West.

Naively, it seems big-hearted and ethical to throw the doors wide and welcome the horde. In practice, mass migration delays the natural process of advancement of those source nations, as all their citizens with means, motivation, or moxie bleed off into already-developed nations. And this is to say nothing of the deleterious impact of such rapid demographic and cultural changes on the developed host countries. What is often forgotten is that there's a reason why the Western host countries are stable and developed and safe, and that reason has a lot to do with the values and culture of the people who built it. Disregard those values, or dilute that culture into irrelevancy or even non-existence, and you'll find those places quickly become less stable and less developed and less safe.

Footnote: the success of the American model for immigration (at least historically), is that she took on migrants who were already aligned with the culture and values here. New arrivals were usually the biggest fans and most ardent adherents to the Western plan we're running, and they couldn't wait to come aboard and start working on it. Alas, it still didn't do much for the advancement of the source nations, though.
9   Fuckyouasshole   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 12, 11:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think it is too late but better late than never I guess. Maybe they can slow the Islamification a decade.

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