Immigration Minister to Cherry Pick Immigrants

Copenhagen Post, May 16, 2011

The time for rigidly even-handed immigration policies that put people from developed countries on the same footing as people from undeveloped countries is over, says immigration minister Søren Pind.

Pind has announced that he plans to give immigrants who are more likely to earn money and contribute to society exemptions from some of the strictest requirements under family-reunification law, reports Politiken newspaper.

“It’s a colossal problem that the immigration law is so full of politically correct wording that we end up hurting people who are willing and able to come to Denmark and don’t require anything from the state,” Pind said. “The rules have been packed with legalese and misunderstood pc’ism in the name of equality.”

The Netherlands and Germany are among the EU countries where preferential immigration rules have been introduced for nationals from developed countries. Pind suggested that Denmark should adopt their mode of exempting immigrants from developed countries, like the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, from having to pass exams in language proficiency and cultural knowledge.

But the immigration minister said that was just a beginning of the changes he wants to make.

“It marks a break with the policies we have had since 2001. How widespread it will be will depend on the legal battle, but in any case, Pandora’s box is now open. I am going to put all my efforts into these changes,” Pind said.

Pind is also proposing changes to the controversial ‘points system’ for family reunification, under which foreigners seeking to immigrate to Denmark to live with a family member score ‘points’ for having degrees from prestigious universities and for demonstrating ‘active citizenship’ through participation in Danish social, business or interest organisations.

To qualify for the exemptions, according to the immigration minister’s new proposal, the foreigner’s home country must: be a member of the OECD; be placed at the top of the UN’s Human Development Index; and its citizens must be allowed to travel to Europe without a visa.

The Danish People’s Party (DF), which was influential in establishing the current points system and the stricter immigration rules in place since 2001, is apparently open to changing the laws.

“It’s an excellent idea. The problems we have are not because of Americans,” said DF co-chairman Peter Skaarup. “We are already in process of modernising the immigration law.”

While the opposition has also called for revising immigration laws, it called the immigration minister’s proposal “a botch job”.

“He is acknowledging with his proposal that the requirements in place today are too strict,” said the Social Liberal immigration spokesperson, MP Marianne Jelved.

MP Henrik Dam Kristensen, immigration spokesperson for the Social Democrats, added that the proposal was misguided.

“The government and DF are saying you can come here easily with a good education and a lot of money,” Kristensen said. “But the issue is really who Danish citizens can fall in love with. Now it’s going to be better to fall in love with an American than a Brazilian.”

Lars Hyhnau Hansen, spokesman for the family-reunification advocacy group Marriage Without Borders (Ægteskab uden grænser) called Pind’s proposal “nonsense and rubbish”.

“Employment among Turkish, Filipino and Thai immigrants is not particularly low–it’s maybe just a couple percent points lower than among American immigrants,” Hansen added.

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  • Graham Richards

    At last someone has had a couple of ‘common sense’ pills and a ‘PV’ vaccine.

    Sanity may yet prevail.

  • Anonymous

    The pendulum is now swinging AWAY from insanity…hooray!

  • highduke

    Yes! Good call. Like I say: immigration and even multiculturalism are facts of World history and are harmless UNLESS they’re manipulated against the established ethno-culture like in the West, except Denmark. Awesome. Congrates to the great Danes.

  • crystal

    Immigrants from developed countries will cost Denmark less money than it would immigrants from the third world. Immigrants from developed countries tend to have skills that would the country needs as opposed to uneducated low skilled immigrants from third world countries.

  • Istvan

    Does this mean Denmark will take US and Canadian blacks? We’re developed nations.

  • Anonymous

    All this does is make it easier for people from developed countries to immigrate. The proposal says nothing about restricting immigration from underdeveloped countries. As always, read the fine print.

  • Anonymous

    “The Netherlands and Germany are among the EU countries where preferential immigration rules have been introduced . . .”

    Why then, am I constantly accosted by blacks, arabs and turks in Frankfurt?

  • Kenelm Digby

    A very promising development.

    It is the first deviation I can think of from the ‘egalitarian’ nonsense that has dominated discourse post 1945, and a step back on the road to sanity.

  • Mr.White

    But the immigration minister said that was just a beginning of the changes he wants to make.

    “It marks a break with the policies we have had since 2001. How widespread it will be will depend on the legal battle, but in any case, Pandora’s box is now open. I am going to put all my efforts into these changes,” Pind said.’

    And look at the damage that has been done in only 10 years time, as the result of an insane immigration policy, dominated by political correctness!

    The United States had better wake up fast, since we have had the same destructive immigration policy in place since 1965, a policy which favors every third-world brown over first world whites.

  • John Engelman

    In their book The 10,000 Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending explain why it is that the longer a population group has practiced agriculture and urban living the lower its crime rate is likely to be, and the higher its average intelligence.

    http://www.amren.com/ar/2009/05/index.html

    The 10,000 Year Explosion explains the evolution of racial differences documented by men like Charles Murray and J. Philippe Rushton. The 10,000 Year Explosion, The Bell Curve, and RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, should be read by those considering immigration policy.

    http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

  • d=a

    MP Henrik Dam Kristensen betrays the real reason for PC third world immigration : ethnic misogyny. He seems to consider a Dane marrying a White American as doubleplussungood compared to marrying a red Brazilian. I wonder who he is married to? Maybe all you have to do, If you are a white man whom wants to marry a white woman, is pay lip service to the cult of Multiculturalism.

    Anyway, this turn of events in Denmark makes me want to move there.

  • ghw

    Istvan wrote at 10:43 PM on May 17:

    “Does this mean that Denmark will take US and Canadian blacks? We’re developed nations.”

    ………………………….

    Most likely that is EXACTLY what it will mean. American blacks are, and for a long time have been, practically the only “Americans” who seek to move there (permanently). American whites could easily live there as expats. Blacks go there for the blonde women and the drugs… and the special status they enjoy as heroic survivors of persecution.

  • Anonymous

    A pretty pointless attempt. Denmark has open borders (via EU). African immigrants with an Italian permanent residency permit can move to Denmark if they wish. The danes does not want to admit that the real question isnt about culture, its about race, and they wont have any success with their migration and minority problems until they do.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it. Americans and other developed nations are forced to take language proficiency and basic Constitutional law awareness and this is ‘too strict’? I don’t see why. If we are smarter we -should- be learning to ‘When in Rome’.

    And it should be easy enough for us not to need any sop as lowering of standards.

    As another poster suggested, read the fine print. This sounds like someone is further rigging the game and using name labels like America and OECD to make it sound like this is a pro-Western doctrine when, in fact, it just allows the next wave of third world hordes to have the same benefits or be ‘subject to racism’.

    Here is the only paragraph that counts as far as I can tell:

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    “The government and DF are saying you can come here easily with a good education and a lot of money,” Kristensen said. “But the issue is really who Danish citizens can fall in love with. Now it’s going to be better to fall in love with an American than a Brazilian.”

    >

    If, by American you mean white American (someone whose children can become Danish citizens without being denied social status due to stupidity, poor looks or lack of prior skills). This is what keeps the pie slices the same size because everyone -can- marry everyone, with a greater probability of homogenous phenotypic preference.

    The problem here (especially in comparison with Brazil) is two fold. First, there is a huge ethnic separation of southern whites (with high skills) as expat Germans, South Africans and English and northern brown populations in Brazil.

    Second, if you isolate the unwanted underclass by racial typing as refusal to bring in yet more marital partners from abroad, they will either become uppity and pensive, demanding access to yoru women. Or do _exactly_ what they do at home: inbreed to HUGE numbers.

    Before daring you to call them for breaking the back of your social welfare system with primitive behavior. As if they don’t know exactly what the cause of the trouble is.

    This is an instinctive strategy across the species people: create a dominant population fraction to control resources. By interbreeding or replacement.

    In humans, if ‘contained’ it inevitably metastasises towards crime, economic impoverishment and loss of social cohesive fitness to participate at even the lowest levels of society. It does -not- lead to reproductive depression.

    Because that instinctive biologic strategy is still in place, reinforced by boredom.

    I cannot say how bad or good this is, it is certainly a first step towards something. But if it ignores the damaging factors already in place (repatriate by force or incentive!), it is not a real solution.

  • Anonymous

    “The Netherlands and Germany are among the EU countries where preferential immigration rules have been introduced …”

    Why then, am I constantly accosted by blacks, arabs and turks in Frankfurt?

    They’re the reason preferential immigration rules were introduced.

    Most likely that is EXACTLY what it will mean. American blacks are, and for a long time have been, practically the only “Americans” who seek to move there (permanently).

    Really? There are millions of unemployed American whites right now who can’t get work due to the poor American economy. Germany took in as many Americans as Turks the other year.