This simple, rational measure is hated by the Left (here The Local itself) and it doesn’t even go far enough, that being, a complete end to chain migration in full.
Danish family reunification rules should discriminate based on language skills: government
The new proposal contains six requirements for approval of residency for spouses moving to Denmark, reports newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
New rules on the area would replace current requirements based on the so-called “attachment requirement” (tilknytningskravet).
The proposed new rules would make it more difficult for certain groups in Denmark to bring partners to the country and easier for Danes based abroad to move back home with foreign spouses, reports the newspaper.
The new requirements would be primarily aimed at “persons that are not integrated”, writes Jyllands-Posten.
“We must ensure that those persons that are brought to Denmark through family reunification actually become integrated and contribute to society,” immigration minister Inger Støjberg told the newspaper.
All mixed-nationality couples where the non-Danish partner does not hold EU citizenship must currently fulfil the attachment requirement. A previous rule, known as the 26-year rule, which exempted Danes holding citizenship for 26 years or more from their partners being subject to the attachment rule, was abolished by a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling in 2016.