Denmark to pay immigrants £12,000 to go home if they 'can't or won't' assimilate Re

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Artful D0dger, May 23, 2011.

  1. Denmark is boosting cash incentives to entice immigrants to return to their homelands if they 'can't or won't' assimilate into society.
    The offer now on the table is close to £12,000 for every person who takes up the offer to leave.
    Critics of the measure say it sends the wrong message to foreigners but the centre-right government in Copenhagen is forging ahead with the plan.
    The financial carrot is ten times more than that previously offered under a scheme which as been law since 1997.

    'We thought it was important to substantially increase this aid so that immigrants who want to return home because they are not able to adapt to Danish society have a strong financial basis to start a new life,' said foreign affairs spokesman Soeren Espersen of the far-right Danish People's Party.
    The offer is aimed at immigrants and refugees who 'cannot or do not want to integrate into Danish society,' said the head of the DPP's parliamentary group, Kristian Tuelesen Dahl.
    The centre-right minority government reached an agreement on the financial incentive with the far-right DPP as part of its 2010 budget negotiations.
    In addition, 20 million kroner will be set aside for city councils in charge of integrating immigrants to 'motivate' foreigners to return to their homelands.
    Opposition parties are shocked by the news, and fear it sends the message 'that foreigners are not welcome in Denmark'.
    Since 1997, around 2,524 immigrants have voluntarily repatriated to their home countries, according to Denmark's refugee, immigrant and integration ministry.
    Most of them were from the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Somalia and Turkey.
    Immigrants account for about 7.3 per cent of Denmark's population of 5.5 million.

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  2. That's the precedent America needs.

    Leave the southern border open to encourage illegal immigration... then PAY the illegals to go home... rinse and repeat?
  3. I'm going to have to see the details about how they handle people who want enter and leave and re-enter as a living.
  4. That would be the greatest scam ever for the little guy...

    But nobody in Congress nor the White House would put a stop to it... better to screw over the American taxpayer than to alienate the Hispanic vote, you know.

    I can see it now....
    Immigration official.... "Say, Jose, didn't we already pay you once to go home?

    Jose... "No, that was my brother, Jesus"

    Then later...

    Immigration official... "Juan, you look a lot like the twins Jose and Jesus... and we already paid them to go home".

    Juan... "Yes, Jose and Jesus. We not twins, we are quadruplets. I have another brother, Jorge. I think you will be seeing him soon. In fact, I am sure of it."...

    :D :D