In the aftermath of the Ekstra revelations that more than every second of the newborn in Ishøj, Vallensbæk, Brøndby and Taastrup in 2018 has a mother with immigrant or efterkommerbaggrund, hitting DF's aliens and spokeswoman on integration, Martin Henriksen, the alarm over the skewed development.
He believes that the immigrants will find it difficult to mirrors in the Danish society, if they are daily surrounded by other immigrants. Therefore, he sees the development in the Area as an obvious example of the fact that there is a need for a paradigm shift in immigration policy.
the Assumption is that we can have a successful integration in relation to the people who need to be here permanently is that they can mirror themselves in the Danish culture, so they know what they must do to their own values. It becomes difficult when there are more and more with foreign background, says Martin Henriksen.
At the DF, it is feared that the unevenness of demographic development will eventually mean that the ethnic danes in the course of a few years we will get outnumbered in the Area. It will, according to Martin Henriksen mean that ’more and more people will feel like strangers in their own country’.
Ishøjs mayor Ole Bjørstorp (S) have understanding for Martin henriksen's concern. On the question whether the unequal distribution of immigrants and descendants in Denmark testify to a failed integration process over the past decades, he replies:
- Yes. It has the been. For it is not enough to spread out in the different municipalities. On the way, I would like to say that it has been misguided, he says.
the Mayor turns at the same time fixed, to which, in his view, is the need to allocate more money to the indvandrertunge municipalities in the Area in order to strengthen the integration.
- The last thing with need for assistance with social housing initiatives and also set aside money for it. It seems we like very much. We have tried it several times. Each time we have had the action – also from the government side – it has helped, says Ole Bjørstorp.
Therefore, he invites the government to allocate more money to Ishøj and other municipalities in the Area.
the Liberal party's immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, stating that there already is a financial equalisation between the rich and poor municipalities. Therefore, she believes that there is a need to allocate more resources to Ishøj, Brøndby, Vallensbæk and Høje Taastrup.
- There is soon not a municipality in this country, which does not seem that it is somewhat an unfair balancing mechanism, we have. The municipalities, which shall give the money, think that they make too much money. While the municipalities, which receive money, believe that they receive too little money, she says.
in turn, she is totally agree with Martin Henriksen in the development of the Area testifies to the necessity of a paradigm shift in immigration policy. It must, among other things, to prevent that Denmark is going to look like Sweden, " explains the minister.
- It is running out of our hands in some areas of Denmark. And I do not want, that we must come to resemble Sweden. If we want to be sure that we are not going to look like Sweden, it is necessary that we lead a very, very tight immigration policy, says Inger Støjberg, and adds:
-simply to get slowed up and cleared up some of the problems we have. But it is not an easy task.
She points at the same time that ’it is highly worrying”, that citizens with a foreign background is on its way to becoming the majority population in the Area, if current population trends continue.