The law on withdrawal of values from the migrants applying for a in Denmark refugee status has not brought a single crown to the Treasury during the first week after the entry into force, reported on Tuesday, February 16, the newspaper, the Local.
Recall that on 5 February the police had the right to confiscate refugee cash and valuables with a value exceeding 10,000 CZK. Since that date, the guards have the right to confiscate migrants ‘ money and values and expose them to personal examination in case of resistance.
In late January, the Danish Parliament adopted the so-called «jewelry law,» sharply criticized by press and human rights organizations, which allows local law enforcement agencies to confiscate the property of refugees on account of expenditure of the state for their placement.
This document obliges refugees to voluntarily surrender at the border crossing valuables and money worth more than 10 thousand Danish kroner (1340 euros). The only exception is for «commemorative or the family of things» — wedding rings, decorations and family portraits.
Danish media had previously compared this bill with the mockery of Jews during the Holocaust, however, the representative of the government of Denmark Marcus Knuth called these charges absurd, Recalling that similar rules also apply to Danish citizens receiving benefits from the state.
«The national police informs that the so-called «law of the jewels» at the present time has not led to confiscation of cash or property», — stated in the message of the Agency, published on the website Metroxpress.
According to the publication, in 2015, the Danish immigration service has registered over 21,000 applications for asylum. According to government forecasts, in 2016 the number of visits will amount to 25.000.