As Germany marches over the demographic cliff, at least Denmark is trying to save itself! Or, is it already too late?
Last year the government announced major changes in the Danish asylum process limiting the time ‘asylum seekers’ can stay, and those who do stay must wait a long time to bring in the family.
In contrast, once someone is declared a refugee in America they are in for life and can immediately bring in the family! In fact, with the Syrian civil war, it could end tomorrow, but any Syrian refugees admitted to the US are here for the next ___number of generations!
From The Straits Times:
In January, 626 people – around half of them from Syria – applied for asylum in the Scandinavian country compared with 3,150 in September, according to the Danish Immigration Service.
The Danish government said in September it would introduce a temporary, one-year residence permit for asylum seekers fleeing civil wars such as the Syrian conflict.
The new permit, which came into force this year, can be extended for another two years and does not allow family reunifications to be granted during the first year.
“I think one of the most crucial factors for how many people apply is the length of the asylum and the conditions for family reunification,” the ruling Social Democratic party’s spokesman on integration issues, Ole Haekkerup, told news agency Ritzau.
“This is where the government has made an effort,” he added.