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Reached it at the finish line: Rejoice over borgerforslag

A new borgerforslag to introduce automatic citizenship after 10 years of stay in Denmark reached on the day before the deadline the magic of 50,000 statements of support. It is a matter of great rejoicing with the founder, økonomiassistent Inge Christoffersen.

The surprising thing was that it was such a wild spurt. Friday around noon, there was missing we still 10,000. And then at 02, we were suddenly in target, and everyone was absolutely ecstatic, she says.

1. All who have had lawful residence (temporary or permanent residence permit) in Denmark in consecutive 10 years, can get a Danish citizenship (as a gift) either by declaration thereof, or by statute, cf. section 44.

2. Maintains or improves the existing possibilities to apply for citizenship within the 10 years.Excluded are those who are judged according to the Danish penal code chapters 12 and 13, which deal with treason and terrorism.

According to Christoffersen, the activity was so massive, that the Parliamentary website was overloaded in the course of the evening. It was due, according to the founder, to influencere as Irina Olsen and Fie Laursen as well as various anti-racismegrupper advertised for borgerforslaget in the final sprint.

A Facebook group with 61.000 created by the organisers also counts mps as udlændingeordfører Andreas Steenberg (R) and Sikandar Siddique (Y).

the Goal was reached, just as the politicians ' summer holidays have started. A holiday, as Inge Christoffersen intend to actively use.

- Now we have three-four months to make lobbying to persuade some of the here folketingspolitikere. They know we are there, and that we have been working a long time, believe me, she says.

Borgerforslag, which is reached through the eye of the needle, and sent to the Parliamentary Administration, which polishes it. Then, however, it is up to political parties to decide whether they will submit the proposal.

Want no parties to do so when the proposal never Folketingssalen. Therefore, it is remains to be seen whether the idea of automatic citizenship after 10 years of stay will be discussed from the pulpit.

Borgerforslag is a relatively new and contentious initiatives, which was launched in January 2018. In may of this year, it succeeded for the first time to get a borgerforslag adopted, as all other parties than the New Civil and Liberal Alliance agreed on a new klimalov.

A bill, which started on

Christoffersens suggestions, it is a total of 11. the proposal to reach the 50.000 statements. Of which is awaiting two still treatment, and seven that ended up being rejected.

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