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Denmark to seize refugees' goods to pay for their stay

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Denmark to seize refugees' goods to pay for their stay
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Denmark has agreed to back changes to its immigration laws.

Among the proposals is a controversial new measure to take away refugees’ possessions worth around 1,500 euros to pay for their stay.

Last week Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg made clear the amount refugees could keep would be raised from the 400 euros initially suggested.

A rise in the number of asylum seekers in Denmark has created a backlash against the minority centre-right government. It has just 34 seats out of 179 in parliament and depends on the support of parties to the right of centre, including the anti-immigrants Danish People’s Party (DF).