And they have much more to do.
Common sense dictates that a nation should prudently seek out immigrants that are beneficial to their societies, especially so in a developed welfare state. What’s ususally glossed over is the fact that during the immigration boom in the US’s in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the US was not a welfare state, people had to fend for themselves, and did, and forced themselves (willingly) to assimilate into that society.
Mass immigration into a welfare state buttressed by draconian, heavy handed ”multicultural policies”, that’s protected by an almost fascistic in nature, PC policy, in order to stifle debate about the wrongs committed by such policies, spells doom for any nation implementing it. Period.
Putting a Price on Foreigners: Strict Immigration Laws ‘Save Denmark Billions’
Denmark’s strict immigration laws have saved the country 6.7 billion euros, a government report has claimed. Even though Denmark already has some of the toughest immigration laws in Europe, right-wing populist politicians are now trying to make them even more restrictive.
Denmark’s strict immigration laws have saved the country billions in benefits, a government report has claimed. The Integration Ministry report has now led to calls among right-wing populists to clamp down further on immigrants to increase the savings.
The extremely strict laws have dramatically reduced the flow of people into Denmark in recent years, and many government figures are delighted with the outcome. “Now that we can see that it does matter who comes into the country, I have no scruples in further restricting those who one can suspect will be a burden on Denmark,” the center-right liberal integration minister, Søren Pind, told the Jyllands Postennewspaper.
Pind was talking after the ministry’s report — initiated by the right-wing populist Danish People’s Party (DPP) — came to the conclusion that by tightening immigration laws, Denmark has saved €6.7 billion ($10 billion) over the last 10 years, money which otherwise would supposedly have been spent on social benefits or housing. According to the figures, migrants from non-Western countries who did manage to come to Denmark have cost the state €2.3 billion, while those from the West have actually contributed €295 million to government coffers.
‘Restrictions Pay Off’
The report has led to jubilation among right-wing politicians: “We now have it in black and white that restrictions (on immigrants) pay off,” said DPP finance spokesman Kristian Thulesen Dahl. The DPP will almost certainly exploit the figures in future negotiations over the Danish economy.
More here. H/T: Vasili Richardsson