Denmark’s parliament has voted in favour of seizing the belongings of asylum seekers to assist pay for his or her keep whereas their claims are processed.
The controversial legislation is a part of a package deal of immigration reforms designed to make the nation much less interesting for migrants. The brand new measures, which additionally delay household reunions by rising the ready interval from one to as much as three years, had cross-party assist and handed with an awesome majority.
Out of the 109 parliamentarians who voted, 81 backed the invoice which was introduced by the minority Liberal Social gathering authorities of Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen. He was helped by the assist of the opposition Social Democrats and the anti-immigration Danish Individuals’s Social gathering – Denmark’s two largest events. One lawmaker abstained and 70 others had been absent.
Beneath the brand new measures, valuables price greater than about £1,000 will likely be seized by police as migrants enter the nation to assist cowl their housing and meals prices. After appreciable uproar Parliament clarified that jewelry, together with marriage ceremony rings, and different sentimental possessions wouldn’t be taken.