This idea was floated by the Sarkozy government in France some months ago, but I don’t think anything came of it. In any case, it’s nice work if you can get it. I expect that it will create a revolving-door growth industry, with unassimilable immigrants getting paid, going home, coming back, getting paid again, going home again, etc. Still, this is positive — it is among the first official recognition that there is any problem at all with immigrants who won’t assimilate.
“Denmark to pay immigrants Â£12,000 to go home if they ‘can’t or won’t’ assimilate,” by Allan Hall for the Daily Mail, November 10 (thanks to all who sent this in):’
Denmark is boosting cash incentives to entice immigrants to return to their homelands if they ‘can’t or won’t’ assimilate into society.
The offer now on the table is close to Â£12,000 for every person who takes up the offer to leave.
Critics of the measure say it sends the wrong message to foreigners but the centre-right government in Copenhagen is forging ahead with the plan.
The financial carrot is ten times more than that previously offered under a scheme which as been law since 1997.
‘We thought it was important to substantially increase this aid so that immigrants who want to return home because they are not able to adapt to Danish society have a strong financial basis to start a new life,’ said foreign affairs spokesman Soeren Espersen of the far-right Danish People’s Party….