Danish Government Plans to Send All Criminal Migrants to an Isolated Island
The Danish government has announced its intention to send criminal migrants to an isolated, uninhabited island once used for contagious animals.
The Liberal-Conservative government and the Danish People’s Party have reached an agreement as part of its new finance law for 2019. They plan to decontaminate the island of Lindholm and then use it to keep migrants. Migrants who may be sent to the island include criminals, failed asylum seekers and others who can not return to their country of origin “because of the risk of ill-treatment. “
“If you are not wanted in Danish society, you should not be a nuisance to ordinary Danes,” Danish Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg wrote on Facebook. “They are undesirable in Denmark, and they must feel it. “
The island to which the migrants will be sent is currently home to the Veterinary Institute of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which carries out research on infectious diseases of livestock and conducts diagnoses in sick animals. This institute will be moved by the end of next year.
Migrant facilities should be built by 2021. Once ready, residents would be required to report to the center of the island every day under penalty of imprisonment. A ferry service to and from the island would be available, but limited.
“Foreign criminals have nothing to do with Denmark. Until we can get rid of them, we will send them to Lindholm Island in Stege Bay, “tweeted the Danish People’s Party.
This is not the first time Denmark has taken controversial measures against migrants.