The Danish command will today vote on a new law that would allow immigration judges to seize jewelry from Syrian refugees.
Politicians in Denmark hold the move would enable the country to better fund their fettle care, and ease other burdens on the state.
Mobile phones and notes however would be off limits, as refugees would still be allowed to take a “modest standard of living” under the new law, which could come into constrain next month.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled the Centre East – especially Syria and Iraq – due to the political instability caused by the move upwards of Islamic State.
First proposed on December 10, the bill reviews: “The Danish Government has […] presented a bill before the Danish rliament which subsumes a number of different initiatives on asylum policy, including the initiative on seizing valuable assets.
“The bill will go through rliamentary debate in January and ss on enter into force after adoption by the rliament.
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“The invoice is expected to be effective from February 2016.”
Danish officials say that immigration arbiter governments would be able to take any item worth more than 3,000 kroner – here £300.
A press secretary for the Danish control added in a statement explaining how the law would work: “Foreigners will every be able to keep assets which are necessary to maintain a modest banner of living, e.g. watches and mobile phones.
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“Assets which fool a certain personal, sentimental value to a foreigner will not, as a main customs, be seized unless they have considerable value.
“The Danish Immigration Servicing shall ensure that asylum seekers receive the necessary maintain while their asylum applications are being considered. The support comprises basic maintenance, health care and accommodation.
“It follows from aware rules that an asylum seeker, who brings sufficient means to recant care of him- or herself, should not also receive support from the Immigration Advantage.
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“The asylum seeker is obligated to inform on any means the asylum seeker brings with him or her.”
Authorities would be allowed to search the luggage of tog ups on demand under the new law.