Practical legislation for immigration
- Ensuring common sense in the immigration and refugee laws. The immigration and refugee laws are extremely complex and they need to try to manage a lot of different considerations and situations. Unfortunately, this often means that there are frequent examples of the rules appearing unfair and unnecessarily bureaucratic in concrete situations. A new Government will construct its policy based on common sense principles. For example, this means that international students who have paid for their studies themselves in Denmark need to have better opportunities to apply for a relevant job when they have graduated. At the same time, the fees for Danish courses in relation to employment need to be reduced to an appropriate level, while the penalties for not participating will be increased. Spouses from abroad coming from English-speaking countries should not have to go through an unfairly bureaucratic process to document their English proficiency. Similarly, a new Government will aim to create good conditions for citizens of the U.K. to remain in Denmark after a potential Brexit. Refugees who have been employed in Denmark for two years can have the opportunity to remain while they are in employment under certain employment contracts – however, residency may be extended in case of employment in the same industry and on similar employment and salary terms.