The Danish government has introduced a voluntary repatriation policy. This new law pays foreigners if they are prepared to return to their country of origin.
A foreigner who is willing to leave Denmark might receive 127,517 DKR (Danish Krone) which is about 23,000 US dollars, and they would receive 38,000 DKR for every child of theirs leaving with them.
Foreigners with more money can expect to be paid less, but still a large amount of 50,000 DKR, about 9000 US dollars.
Denmark originally introduced this legislation in January back in 2000, but it has taken to 14 years for it to become law in April this year.
This repatriation law would apply to ‘refugees’, ordinary immigrants, and adult children of immigrants who hold Danish citizenship.
Denmark has 590,000 immigrants, making 10.4% of the total population of Denmark. 390,000 (66%) of immigrants are non-Europeans such as Turkish, Iraqi, Jewish and Gypsy.
The Turkish are especially more likely to take their leave of Denmark, as the Turkish government wants all Turks living in foreign countries to return home and add more labor to its workforce.
Ali Rıza Önay, the Labor and Social Security Consultant for Turkey’s Embassy in Copenhagen, said statistics show that most of the Turks leaving Denmark between 2007 and 2012 were aged 20 to 29 years old, followed by 30 to 39 year-olds, which was unexpected. Önay thought Turks aged 55+ would be more likely to leave than younger Turks, according to dailysabah.com.
Surprisingly, no “anti-racists” are boycotting or threatening Denmark to stop this as of yet, anyway.
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