Danish parliament to vote on controversial migrant bill

Danish police patrol along the Danish-German border on January 9, 2016 in KrusaaDespite widespread condemnation, Denmark’s parliament is expected to vote Tuesday in favour of drastic reforms curbing asylum seekers’ rights, including delaying family reunifications and confiscating migrants’ valuables. The country has insisted the new law is needed to stem the flow of refugees even though Denmark and Sweden recently tightened their borders, a move that prompted Germany and Austria to turn back new arrivals heading for Scandinavia. The plan has “a particularly bitter connotation in Europe, where the Nazis confiscated large amounts of gold and other valuables from Jews and others,” The Washington Post wrote.

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