Skip to Content

‘Non-Western’ migrants are massively overrepresented in Denmark’s benefits system

According to new figures from the Danish Ministry of Employment, some 84 percent of people who receive state benefits are “non-Western origin” migrants.

Published: October 16, 2017, 8:46 am

    Read more

    Dependent migrant families in Denmark, consisting of married couples where both partners receive social assistance, receive a third of all cash paid out by the state every month. The latest figures were obtained by Danish daily, Ekstra Bladet.

    The paper reported that experts expressed concern about a minority group receiving such a significant part of the claims, and they admitted that it was a “large and especially expensive problem”.

    These figures are especially high, since non-Western migrants make up only eight percent of Denmark’s working age population. It is estimated Denmark’s migrants cost the government a massive 11 billion Crowns per year in a country of over just five and a half million people, Breitbart reported.

    But a study conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance concluded that in 2014, immigrants and their descendants cost Danish taxpayers at net loss of 28 billion Crowns per year, according to the National Economics Editorial (NEE).

    NEE data “showed conclusively that immigration has been an economic disaster for Denmark” the report stated.

    A Danish job centre chief Eskild Dahl, remarked at the end of his employment at the centre that he had spent “an awful lot of money to virtually no effect” to get migrants to work. It seems as if work is not a priority among non-Western migrants in Denmark, Ekstra Bladet suggested.

    Dahl said migrants regarded government benefits as a right, and the so-called “refugees” generally thought of work as “punishment” to be avoided at all costs. As the Danish welfare state was built on a Protestant work ethic, it was incompatible with the attitudes of the new arrivals, he told the Berlingske.

    More than 36 000 Muslim asylum seekers poured into Denmark in just two years, and these new migrants are a drain on Denmark’s social-welfare system while failing to adapt to its customs.

    The country received its first immigrants in 1967, when “guest workers” were invited from Turkey, Pakistan and what was then Yugoslavia, but not in large numbers. Its people remain overwhelmingly native born, though the percentage has dropped to 88 today from 97 in 1980, The New York Times reported.

    The influx has shocked the stable, homogeneous country. The government has backed harsh measures against migrants, but the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party has grown to the second largest in Parliament, despite this.

    Clearly migrants are an economic drain. In 2014 already, 48 percent of immigrants from non-Western countries ages 16 to 64 were employed, compared with 74 percent of native Danes.

    Critics complain that Muslim newcomers have been slow to learn Danish, but the Immigration Ministry reported in 2016 that 72 percent passed a required language exam. Some 30 percent of new immigrants however live in ethnic enclaves in the nation’s two largest cities, Aarhus and Copenhagen, where they don’t speak Danish.

    The Immigration Ministry has expressed concern over rising “parallel societies” of migrants living in “vicious circles of bad image, social problems and a high rate of unemployment”.

    Anders Buhl-Christensen, a center-right city councilman in Randers, told The New York Times: “Our problem in Denmark is that we’ve been too polite.” He added: “No one dared talk about immigration, because they were afraid they’d be called racist.”

    Denmark also spends inordinate amounts of money on crime committed by migrants, where 8 of the 9 ethnic groups most represented in Danish prisons are specifically Islamic immigrants.

    The amount of money spent on migrants in 2014 already would be roughly equivalent to America’s federal government spending $2.1 trillion per year on immigrants—a number so large it defies all logic and reason, The Daily Wire noted.

    Some 40 percent of patients in Denmark’s largest mental health hospital have immigrant backgrounds. Thus in terms of population, Muslim immigrants to Denmark are over-represented in mental health facilities by 1 300 percent.

    Denmark placed ads in Arabic-language newspapers  in 2015 essentially suggesting: Don’t come here.

     

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • JackKrak

      But…but….think of the restaurants!

    • jbwilson24

      Welcome to multiculturalism. You took them in, and now you can’t get them out. And by the way, they have 5 kids per woman, and they can have multiple women. Say goodbye to your country.

    Europe

    ‘Soros is practically dictating Brussels’ migration policy’

    Brussels“The European Parliament’s fresh decision to increase funding for ‘Soros groups’ once again makes it clear that George Soros is practically dictating Brussels’ migration policy,” ruling Fidesz’s communications chief said on Thursday.

    Merkel’s union open to gender quotas in Bundestag

    BerlinMerkel's party is now aiming to increase gender quotas. Their blind spot to leftist violence has not changed however.

    German secret service moves against AfD

    BerlinThe Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution - as the secret service is called in Germany - has classified the AfD as a so-called "suspect case".

    Le Pen’s RN abandons Frexit as AfD gets ready to embrace Dexit

    The head of the list for Marine Le Pen's party in the European elections, Jordan Bardella, ruled out the notion of a Frexit, suggesting that perhaps it was no longer so desirable in an "evolving" Europe.

    Marine Le Pen launches her campaign for the European election

    ParisOn Sunday, Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the May 26 European Parliament election with an appeal to the Yellow Vest movement in a bid to pressure beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron. She said: ”The battle is now between nationalists and globalists.”

    Act IX: Yellow Vests numbers on the rise

    ParisYellow Vest mobilization is on the rise, with 84 000 demonstrators counted by the Ministry of the Interior this weekend in Act IX of the French movement. Many clashes between protesters and law enforcement broke out, and more than a hundred arrests took place in Paris.

    Germany aims at UN Security Council seat

    New YorkThe new friendship agreement between Germany and France will, according to a statement of the German Federal Government, contain a point confirming the support of the idea of ​​a permanent seat for Germany in the UN Security Council.

    Leftist mayors rebel against Salvini’s migration security decree

    RomeItalian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini insisted on Friday that his migrant and security decree was a State law that must be respected. Salvini is facing a rebellion from leftist mayors who benefit from funding for migrants.

    French fake news spread after arrest of top Yellow Vest

    ParisAccording to fake news, the arrested leader of the Yellow Vests Eric Drouet voted for the National Front in the presidential election of 2017. It appears to be an attempt by the government to split the movement.

    Season 2 of the Benalla Affair: Diplomatic passports and Yellow hearts

    ParisThe disgraced former employee of President Emannuel Macron confirmed that he still has contact with his former boss who asks him for advice on various issues.

    Go to archive