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Denmark to force refugees to pay for accommodation, while applying for asylum

13 January 2016 9:55


In the latest move to stem refugee inflow into Denmark, the government is set to force refugees to hand over their possessions to pay for their accommodation while they are applying for asylum.

On Tuesday, the Danish government secured a parliamentary majority in favor of legislation that will severely curb the rights of refugees. The parliament is expected to pass the legislation on Wednesday.

The bill says that asylum seekers, who arrive with more than 10,000 kroner (USD 1,450) in cash “will have to [use] the surplus above 10,000 kroner to pay for their stay,” said Marcus Knuth, the Danish government spokesman.

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