Morten Uhrskov Jensen on Denmark’s Cap on Non-Western Immigration

by Marilyn Stern
Middle East Forum Webinar
August 5, 2021

„Morten Uhrskov Jensen, a Danish historian, journalist for the daily Jyllands-Posten newspaper, and national chairman of the Dansk Samling (Danish Unity) political party, spoke to a July 19 Middle East Forum webinar (video) about proposed restrictions to Denmark’s immigration policy and their significance for the rest of Europe.

Since the 1983 Aliens Act liberalized the nation’s immigration policy, Denmark has witnessed a steadily increasing influx of foreign asylum-seekers, especially from Muslim countries. The small country (population 5.8 million) „has not had control of its borders,“ said Jensen, because the law has allowed migrants „to turn up at the Danish border“ claiming grounds for asylum and be admitted unless the Danish authorities could prove otherwise.“ (…)

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