While Denmark is currently ruled by a center-left party on the political spectrum, some of it's incoming policies regarding immigrants are particularly right wing. In this instance specifying the restrictions to "non-Western" residents is very targeted and racist.
What did grab my attention was this bit at the end.
Earlier this month, Denmark told some of its Syrian migrants to return to their war-torn home, insisting it was now safe.
Immigration Minister Mattias Tesfaye said last month: "We have made it clear to the Syrian refugees that their residence permit is temporary. It can be withdrawn if protection is no longer needed," the Daily Telegraph reported.
"We must give people protection for as long as it is needed. But when conditions in the home country improve, a former refugee should return home and re-establish a life there," he said.
They raise what I find is an interesting a point, should immigrants be granted permanent residence of the country they seek refuge in, or should that residence only last as long as their home country is unsafe?
At face value I think the answer should be that residence should be permanent and 2 yeas ago that would have been my answer without hesitation, however since my year long travel around Europe in 2019 I think there are realities for the country of refuge that need to be explored.
The volume of refugees is huge and the costs of supporting those refugees is massive, not just in a financial sense but there are several social points made in the article of other impacts that can occur including increased crime and little chance of employment due to existing conditions in the country of refuge and that much of the refugees are relatively unskilled. Unfortunately I saw evidence of increased crime first hand in several european countries.
However, returning an immigrant home brings it's own issues, starting with who decides and under what conditions is a previously unsafe country to now be considered safe, and what facilities are available to settle and support those migrants in their origin countries?