Denmark’s parliament has voted in favour of seizing the assets of asylum seekers to help pay for their stay.
The controversial law is part of a package of immigration reforms designed to make Denmark less appealing for migrants.
The new measures, which also delay family reunions by increasing the waiting period from one to up to three years, had cross-party support and passed with an overwhelming majority.
The UN and other human rights organisations have condemned the legislation, saying it breaks international laws on refugees.
Critics say separating families is inhumane and will severely affect integration efforts… see more