I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

I think it’s scary that the government is so afraid of migrants and refugees that they are willing to risk…

Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Refugees and migrants from around the world have gathered on the coast of Libya. They are pushed from home by…

The disappearing goal line: Immigrants complain of “injustice” of ever stricter permanent residency rules

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
The disappearing goal line: Immigrants complain of “injustice” of ever stricter permanent residency rules

Scrolling through the selfies on Naqeeb Khan’s Facebook profile, it’s obvious that he loves to travel. He’s pictured beneath the…

Family reunification for the wealthy and educated only

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in News | No Comments
Family reunification for the wealthy and educated only

Tough immigration laws have made lives difficult for Danes living abroad and those with partners from outside the EU. This…

How companies can hire illegal labour without even knowing it

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in News | No Comments
How companies can hire illegal labour without even knowing it

Think of an illegal worker, and what do you see? Maybe an underpaid foreigner doing manual labour. But while this…

The trauma of watching Europe’s promise fade

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Features | No Comments
The trauma of watching Europe’s promise fade

Adam Holm is self-conscious about smiling because he’s missing a tooth and doesn’t have the 28,000 kroner he needs to…

Atoning for the past – The Social Democrats affirm a tougher stance on immigration

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | No Comments
Atoning for the past – The Social Democrats affirm a tougher stance on immigration

“Our policies have to balance the necessity of helping people in need with considerations of social cohesion and welfare in…

Foreigners who guide foreigners

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Foreigners who guide foreigners

“I’m from Østerbro – if you couldn’t see the colour of my skin, you wouldn’t know I am black when…

Other stories matter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
Other stories matter

It is Friday morning, and I am listening to yet another debate on the radio about the immigrant generation that…

Cakes and pizzas mask bitter-tasting immigration policies

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News | No Comments
Cakes and pizzas mask bitter-tasting immigration policies

Voters knew what they were getting when they handed the parliamentary majority to the right-wing ‘blue’ bloc of parties in…

LEADER: No Støjberg, speaking a foreign language in Denmark shouldn’t make you suspect.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
LEADER: No Støjberg, speaking a foreign language in Denmark shouldn’t make you suspect.

Sometimes you wonder, what’s the point of speaking up? When politicians or leaders say deplorable things, the urge is to…

When pro-Gay means anti-Muslim

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
When pro-Gay means anti-Muslim

The sexual politics of the new coalition government are, at first glance, nothing new to progressive Denmark. In their platform…

MARCH LEADER – We don’t need emotional propaganda to make the case for an inclusive Denmark

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
MARCH LEADER – We don’t need emotional propaganda to make the case for an inclusive Denmark

My Facebook feed was dre-nched in outrage last month. The government had apparently decided that you can only be Danish if…

Somalis lose refugee status

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in News | No Comments
Somalis lose refugee status

The security situation in Somalia is “serious and fragile” admits the Immigration Service after months of sustained attacks on the…

“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Features | No Comments
“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

To some Danes, being born in Denmark isn’t enough to make you Danish. High school student Jens Philip Yazdani discovered…

Myth of EU “welfare tourists” dispelled in new report

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in News | No Comments
Myth of EU “welfare tourists” dispelled in new report

“We cannot have a grasshopper model, where some grasshoppers – in this case the Eastern Europeans – jump into the…

Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s spirit

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s  spirit

Bertel Haarder peels an apple with a pocketknife. He cuts out the core, separates the flesh into eight pieces and…

Collateral damage of a flawed immigration system

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
Collateral damage of a flawed immigration system

When Marianne S. Ulriksen moved to Tanzania 16 years ago, she didn’t realise it was the start of a long…

“Unemployed immigrants challenge Danish tolerance”

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in News | No Comments
“Unemployed immigrants challenge Danish tolerance”

Finding a job in Denmark can be difficult if you don’t possess the  language skills or diplomas from a Danish…

The Northern Jungle

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
The Northern Jungle

Tippen feels like the edge of the Earth. To the west, black smoke rises above the factories in the central…