Good idea! Government places ads advising asylum seekers not to come to Denmark

Invasion of Europe news….

Update:  Denmark blocks roadway today as refugees try to enter from Germany.

From the International Business Times:

Denmark is warning would-be Syrian asylum seekers that Copenhagen’s new center-right government has made it harder for refugees to find safety in the Nordic country. Ads targeting refugees that appeared Monday in Lebanese newspapers says asylum seekers will get fewer social benefits, may not bring family members to the country for a year and rejected asylum seekers will be quickly deported.

epa04622616 Floral tributes continue to grow in numbers in front of the synagogue following shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 February 2015. Danish police have arrested two men on suspicion of aiding the gunman who carried out shooting attacks in Copenhagen, investigators said. EPA/BAX LINDHARDT DENMARK OUT
Copenhagen: Danes not forgetting the February 2015 terror attack by a Palestinian refugee.

“The Danish immigration authorities are informing about changes of conditions regarding residence in Denmark being implemented by the new Danish government,” the ad reads before listing essentially seven reasons why asylum seekers might consider a neighboring European country instead. The ads have been published in 10 languages on government websites and through social media.

The EU Observer news site said Inger Stoejberg, the Danish integration minister, told TV2 News the campaign cost 30,000 euros (about $33,500), or about the cost of hosting one refugee for a year. Copenhagen had been planning to run these ads since July, after news emerged that refugee smugglers were circulating fliers comparing the social welfare benefits of various European countries.


The Feb. 14 shooting rampage in Copenhagen by the 22-year-old son of a Palestinian immigrant killed two people at a freedom of expression event and injured five police officers. The tragic incident exacerbated a growing resentment among some Danes who think their generous social benefits are being drained by an influx of immigrants.

Someone with a little time and a head for numbers should figure out what an average refugee costs the US taxpayer per year.

See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive as the beat goes on!  Go here for previous posts specifically on Denmark.  We have written previously about this ad campaign.

4 thoughts on “Good idea! Government places ads advising asylum seekers not to come to Denmark

  1. Several Countries are trying this — Including the U.S. for Central American migrants(just optics) — Hungary recently contracted an outside ad agency to spread the word that economic migrants will not be given asylum. It doesn’t work– it has minimal results. They correspond with relatives and friends that have made it to Europe (or the U.S.) and they are advised otherwise. Come on over for a free ride. I have been going to Europe frequently since 1978. (3 times this year). The European continent will never be the same. The U.S. and European mainstream media steer clear of publishing chronological negatives of Muslim immigrants not wanting to assimilate in their host country. The Netherlands are history — Say your prayers for Sweden. Want factoids — just observe the empirical evidence engulfing Europe. George


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