Denmark to send ‘unwanted’ migrants to small island off its coast

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Denmark is planning to send rejected asylum seekers to a remote island off the Danish coast if the migrants are unable to return to their native countries.

“They are unwanted in Denmark, and they will feel that,” Denmark’s immigration minister, Inger Støjberg, wrote in a statement on Facebook.

The New York Times reported that the center-right government and the right-wing Danish People’s Party reached an agreement last week to place as many as 100 people on Lindholm Island, about two miles from shore. The group will also include foreigners convicted of crimes.

The deal comes as the Danish People’s Party advocates for more restrictions on immigrants and refugees. – READ MORE

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