Tags: EU | Denmark | Immigration | Island

Danes Plan to Banish Unwanted Migrants to Remote Island

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:38 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn't "mind challenging (international) conventions."

Martin Henriksen of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, which supports the center-right government, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the government's move "is a signal to the world that Denmark is not attractive" for migrants.

The isolated island of Lindholm was until this summer a laboratory facility for the state Veterinary Institute researching contagious animal diseases.

The plan, adopted Friday by the government and the Danish People's Party holding the necessary 90 seats for a majority, is to decontaminate the uninhabited island and open immigrant facilities for some 100 people in 2021.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law - but added that his party doesn't "mind challenging (international) conventions."Martin Henriksen of the...
EU,Denmark,Immigration,Island
130
2018-38-04
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved