Denmark MUSLIM SETTLERSDenmark: New asylum legislation marks paradigm shift in policy, repatriation now the focus instead of integration……. By KGSaccess_time1 year agochat_bubble_outlineLeave a comment We need some of that paradigm shifting here in Finland… Denmark’s parliament passes ‘paradigm change’ asylum bill New legislation providing for what has been described by its proponents as a ‘paradigm shift’ in Denmark’s refugee and asylum policy was passed by parliament on Thursday. The government, the Danish People’s Party and the Social Democrats all voted in favour of the legislation, which has been the subject of criticism by humanitarian organisations. A key aspect of the bill is its shift in focus from integration to future repatriation in Denmark’s approach to those who seek refuge in the country, including UN quota refugees and others who do not have permanent status. Minister for Immigration and Integration Inger Støjberg said that she did not know how many refugees would be sent to home countries as a result of the new legislation. “We expect a tangible effect. But this is obviously not something we can put a figure on,” she said in parliament. The Social Democrats, the largest opposition party, voted in favour of the bill despite having stated they did not agree with parts of it, such as a reduction in a social welfare benefit, integrationsydelsen, which people granted asylum are given. More here at the Local.