Migrants Refuse To Claim Asylum In Denmark Because They Don't Get Enough Benefits

From The Express:
Refugees from Middle Eastern countries - like war-torn Syria - are demanding they are allowed to go to Sweden or Finland because the terms of asylum are more favourable for them.

Asylum seeker Marwen el Mohammed said there are two reasons migrants do not want to go to Denmark.

Mohammed claimed the first reason is that "the salary for refugees decreased about 50 per cent from 10,000 kroner (£1,000) to about 5,000 (£500)".

The second is that Finland and its neighbouring countries allow migrants' families to join them within two or three months - but under Denmark's new laws they have to wait a year before they are able to join their loved ones.

Speaking to Denmark's TV2 News, another migrant demanded: "We want Sweden."

When the reporter tells him that Sweden is 310 miles away, he said: "No problem. We walked from Syria to here [with] no problem."

The Danish government recently tightened immigration laws in the wake of thousands of migrants entering Europe seeking asylum.

Danish authorities agreed to cut social benefits for new refugees by 50 per cent while foreign nationals must wait at least five years for a permanent residence permit - and they must be able to speak Danish.

More EU countries have began to adopt a hardline approach to the migrant crisis, with borders across Europe being slammed shut over the last 24 hours to quell the impossible flow of migrants entering Europe.

Yesterday Hungary, Poland and Austria followed Germany's lead by imposing internal controls on their borders and have brought in hundreds of policeman or soldiers to guard them.

The move breaches the European Union's 20-year-old open-borders Schengen agreement but Austrian officials revealed cracks in the EU's solidarity when they said they were left with no choice but to follow suit.

Martin Selmayr, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's chief-of-staff, tweeted: "Free movement (Schengen) will be in danger if EU Member States don't work together swiftly and with solidarity on managing the refugee crisis."

But Austrian Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, said: "If Germany carries out border controls, Austria must put strengthened border controls in place."

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