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Danish Political Majority Launches Investigation into Immigrant Integration Concerns

In a recent development at Christiansborg, a political majority consisting of nine parties has decided to initiate an investigation into whether well-integrated immigrants are secretly working against Danish values. This comes after statements from S-spokesperson Frederik Vad, which have raised concerns about immigrants infiltrating Danish societal institutions. The parties supporting such an investigation include Venstre (the Liberal Party), the Moderates, the Danish Democrats, the Socialist People’s Party (SF), the Liberal Alliance, the Conservatives, the Danish People’s Party, and the Alternative. These parties form a majority in the Danish Parliament and are ready to take the next step to address the issue. However, Minister for Immigration and Integration Kaare Dybvad Bek (S) has expressed some hesitation regarding the investigation. He has initially requested his department to examine a similar Swedish report and the measures Swedish authorities plan to implement before further initiatives are taken in Denmark.

Frederik Vad has previously referred to a “third realization” in the immigration debate in a speech in Parliament, where he emphasized that even if immigrants have jobs, education, and a clean criminal record, it is not sufficient if they simultaneously undermine Danish society from within. This speech has sparked significant debate and has been criticized for casting suspicion on all immigrants with jobs. Despite the criticism, Vad emphasizes that there are many examples and evidence indicating the problem, although there is a culture of silence that makes it difficult to get a clear overview. He highlights the need for a more comprehensive investigation to quantify the extent of the problem in Denmark.

The Swedish investigation Vad refers to concludes that there is infiltration of both public and private institutions in Sweden, primarily orchestrated by criminal gangs. However, the Swedish report does not provide details on how widespread this phenomenon is. With the upcoming Danish investigation, the majority in the Parliament hopes to create a more nuanced picture of the situation and thus better address and prevent any problems related to immigrant integration in society.

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