Denmark has taken a harsh stance toward refugees. In September authorities published an ad in Lebanese newspapers carrying an unmistakable message to foreigners: Don’t come to Denmark. The government is considering a law that would allow authorities take jewelry from refugees entering the country. The proposal is expected to pass Parliament and the law would also impact refugees already in the country. It is included in an asylum policy bill that is most likely to pass Parliament in January and would be set to take effect by next February. Police authorities would be allowed to seize valuables and cash amounts they deem expensive enough.
Cruel or fair?