BANISH them to a deserted island a few miles off the coast of Copenhagen. For now, accommodations on the island are limited but Denmark is building a $150 million facility on the island where all criminal and illegal/rejected asylum seekers can be sent before being deported.
Not surprisingly, those on the Left are horrified by this prospect. Dharmendra Kanani, Director of Strategy for the leftist think-tank Friends of Europe says “It’s like the genie is out of the bottle and it’s everyone’s game. Hungary and Poland do what they do with fake Muslim refugees and asylum seekers. Now Denmark is saying: ‘It’s okay to ferry criminals and illegals off to an island’.”
The Local Foreign nationals convicted of crimes and sentenced to deportation are to be accommodated on a deserted island, Denmark’s government announced.
The provision was secured under the new budget agreement between Denmark’s conservative tripartite coalition government and anti-immigration ally the Danish People’s Party (DF).
Foreign mostly Muslim migrant wannabes convicted of crimes and slated for deportation under the terms of their sentences will be held at a facility on Lindholm, a seven-hectare island in Stege Bay between the islands of Møn and Zealand, Minister of Finance Kristian Jensen confirmed.
The facility will house convicted foreign nationals whom Denmark is unable to deport, for example due to being stateless or because no readmission arrangement exists between Denmark and their home country.
Kærshovedgård Departure Centre in Jutland is currently used to accommodate such individuals as well as others who have not committed any crime but whose asylum applications have been rejected by Denmark.
Kærshovedgård will not be closed and will remain in use for the accommodation of rejected asylum seekers awaiting deportation, Ritzau reports.
The Lindholm facility will be used to house people with so-called ‘tolerated stay’ (tålt ophold) status, who do not have permission to reside in Denmark but cannot be deported, and rejected asylum seekers who have committed specific crimes.
The Danish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalforsorgen) will be responsible for the operation of the facility. Police will be present at all times and detention facilities will be provided for individuals placed under arrest to be held while they await further transportation.
The Danish People’s Party celebrated the announcement by tweeting (below) from its official account a graphic showing a Muslim man in Islamic attire being transported to a deserted island in miserable weather.
“Deported, criminal foreigners have NO reason to be in Denmark. Until we can get rid of them, we will move them to the island of Lindholm,” the tweet read. “They will be obliged to stay at the new deportation centre at night and there will be police around the clock. Great!”, the post continues.
Udviste, kriminelle udlændinge har INTET at gøre i Danmark. Indtil vi kan komme af med dem, flytter vi dem nu ud på øen Lindholm i Stege Bugt, hvor de vil have pligt til at opholde sig på det nye udrejsecenter om natten. Og der vil være politi til stede døgnet rundt. Sådan!#dkpol pic.twitter.com/YybG4zkwQi
— Dansk Folkeparti (@DanskDf1995) November 30, 2018
“There are more limits to how much you can move around when you are on a deserted island. You are in principle obliged to remain on the island. So we will have more control over where they are,” Jensen said to Ritzau.
“It is a problem for us that we can see that some foreigners who have in fact been sentenced to deportation are still committing crimes, and we have no way of monitoring them,” he added.