“The effect will hopefully be that fewer mainly Muslim illegal aliens come to Denmark,” Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said at a press conference. Under the new rules, which will come into effect as of September, an asylum seeker without children will receive 5,945 kroner (USD $882) per month in benefits, almost half the 10,849 kroner they receive currently. (Why give them anything?)
ARY News (h/t Brenda K) Single parents arriving from a non-EU country will receive 11,888 kroner per month compared to 14,426 kroner now. And couples with children who can currently claim 28,832 kroner will see their monthly benefits cut to 16,638 kroner under the new rules.
A 1,500-kroner monthly bonus will also be offered to those whose Danish language skills meet the standards required for taking a job or getting an education. “We want to reward the people who come here and wish to become integrated,” Stojberg said. (That would be exactly NONE for muslims)
The new rules, expected to be passed by parliament on Friday, will also hit unemployed Danes who have been outside the country for seven out of the eight past years.
Last year, Denmark also limited family reunification for Muslim invaders.
The Local: Hoping to stem the tide of Muslim illegals from Syria, the government will now only allow for family reunifications if refugees’ initial one-year resident permit is renewed.
The Local With Sweden taking in a record number of asylum seekers – 340,000 are expected over the next four years – Danish politicians are warning of the negative impact the influx could have on Denmark.
“The many Syrian Muslims who are coming to Sweden as refugees will become Swedish citizens in a matter of a few years. And with the agreements we have among the Nordic nations, there is nothing to stop them from then immediately moving to Denmark – without a Danish residence permit – and receiving welfare benefits from day one. It is a big danger,” Søren Espersen of the Danish People’s Party told Berlingske.
Espersen called on the Danish government to express “Danish concerns about the completely excessive immigration underway in Sweden” to their Swedish colleagues.
A narrow right-wing government took power in Denmark on Sunday after coalition talks with the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP) broke down, but it needs the support of the DPP and other groups to pass legislation in parliament.
The governing Venstre party campaigned on lowering benefits for asylum seekers after the former centre-left government raised them, which the right-wing party claimed was prompting more refugees to come to Denmark.
On Tuesday the Danish government announced it would reimpose border controls to combat illegal immigration and smuggling, another key issue for the DPP. The government said the new measures would be carried out in line with the European Union’s open-border Schengen Agreement.
Denmark received nearly 15,000 mainly Muslim asylum seekers last year, almost twice the number from 2013 as more people fleeing Syria’s civil war fled to Europe- AFP