More than every second of the newborn in Ishøj, Vallensbæk, Brøndby, denmark and Høje-Taastrup in 2018 have a mother with immigrant - or descendant-background. Nationwide, the percentage of children born of immigrants and descendants in the last ten years has increased from 14 percent to 22.4 percent. According to new figures from Statistics Denmark.
Head of research of VIVE – The National Research and analysis centre for social Welfare - Frederik Thuesen points out that the high proportion of children with foreign background in the Area can go beyond the integration.
- There can be challenges in relation to to get taught proper English and learn something about Danish norms and values. There may also be problems in relation to the creation of a network for ethnic danes, which can help further in the labour market, says Frederik Thuesen, and adds:
- If the proportion of immigrants in a given municipality becomes too large, so it also becomes more difficult to integrate them.
He explains that the general rule of thumb is that the fewer immigrants there are, the easier it is to integrate them, compared to the Danish values and norms. It is according to Frederik Thuesen also the logic behind the current refugee policy, where you are spreading them over the municipalities where there are not so many immigrants or descendants in advance.
The high proportion of children with a migrant background in the four Ranked-local authorities cause for concern for the Danish people's party, udlændingeordfører, Martin Henriksen. He puts emphasis on the fact that the municipalities are known to be areas where there live many immigrants with a muslim background.
- I think that most people who live there or come there on a regular basis, will be able to recognize, to notice, that it is the areas that are gradually becoming more and more muslim. This means that the Danish culture and the danes take up less and less, says the rapporteur.
In Ishøj have 67,4 percent of the newborns in 2018, a mother of foreign origin. The socialist mayor, Ole Bjørstorp, explains that the high number of immigrants and descendants in the municipality, first and foremost, linked with a high number of family reunions, since the immigrants in the 1960s and in the beginning of the 1970s began to come here as guest workers.
- We had refugees, but refugee issues we have through several years had a nulkvote. It is not that which is giving us problems. It is the reunification of families, says Ole Bjørstorp and adds:
- Now to make a ceiling over the family reunion. I also think it is quite in order, so you can control it in a better way.
Among the foreign workers come mostly from countries such as Turkey, Pakistan and the former Yugoslavia.
SF is the opponents of the paradigm shift in immigration policy. Udlændingeordfører Holger K. Nielsen emphasises that the high proportion of immigrant children in the Area to do with the fact that in the 1970s, many guest workers to Denmark.
But, he acknowledges, at the same time, there are integration problems in the four municipalities.
- It is a problem that carries forward some of the cultural norms, which is different from the progressive Danish standards. I think that is a problem, he says.
According to the SF needs to get done up with the increasing ghettoisation of society. Therefore calls on the Holger K. Nielsen, puts a strong advocate for strengthening integration of the member municipalities.
- It is also, therefore, that we have made a ghettoplan, where we are trying to put in on several different areas in relation to boligspredning, but also to ensure that you become integrated in the Danish society, he says.
He points out at the same time, the study also shows that fertilitetsniveauet of migrant women at national level has decreased significantly since the beginning of the 1990s, then today is approaching the level of ethnic Danish women.
the Liberal party's immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, sees the development on the Area as an expression of, that which through many years has been led a too lax immigration policy. She puts emphasis on the fact that the civil government has implemented 112 the tightening of immigration policy, since it joined in 2015.
- It is a problem when we have areas in Denmark, where we can see that foreigners are in the majority. This creates problems in relation to the, distorting the Danish values and the Danish way of life. We can see that it is the case in ghettoområderne, the minister says.
Inger Støjberg booklets also know that the government has presented a strategy to get made up with the ghetto areas. But she acknowledges at the same time, that it will be difficult to curb development in the Area, where the proportion of immigrants and descendants has increased steadily over a number of years.
the Accident is far along the way already happened in the Area. So you could say that brakes the accident. When it is said, then there is no doubt whatsoever that our ghettostrategi will also impact on some of the areas to make sure that there will be a larger spread, " she says, and adds:
- It is no use, that there actually are areas in Denmark that is not Danish.
the Minister points out, in the same place, to the large share of immigrants and descendants in the population in the Area illustrates the need for a paradigm shift in immigration policy.
the Extra Leaf has been a trip to Ishøj Bycenter to ask Vestegnens citizens about how they feel that they stay around for many immigrants.
- I think it is very nice and has absolutely nothing against it. It, I may have something against, is that immigrants have to wait so many years to get at the language school. There are many of the parents of our children in day-care institutions, which can not a word of Danish, even though they have been here for many years.
- It is the communication, where one would like to tell you about what the child has made in the day. It is hard, because you constantly coming up against the barricade.
- I do not have problems, and I myself am an immigrant from Tanzania. I think there is a good relationship between immigrants and danes, as I have not experienced anything negative. 15 years ago there was trouble in Brøndby Strand, but today marks the I is not something.
- In the last 20 years I have lived there. And I am very happy to stay there. Apart from some young people who can't find it, but you know very well that many young people have problems. And I feel that people have welcomed me here in the municipality.
- In the 22 years I have lived here in the municipality, where I grew up. I have experienced it as a quite normal place like all other places. I went to southern Jutland at school. And I must say honestly, that there are big differences. Of course there are some cultural differences, but whether it is muslim or Danish differences, I am not so much brand.
- It is just as normal to grow up here, as it is down in Haderslev. It I'm sure.
- We are a couple who are married and have a child together. It can sometimes be challenging for some, if, for example, are formed parallel societies, but I find it not as bad. That is why I am not so much against it. I derived even from Albania, while my girlfriend is Danish.
- We have a happy son, and we get it to work perfectly fine. We live in Vallensbæk, but we often come in Ishøj. And we do not think that there are problems as such.
- We all come together from other countries. Danes comes in fact down from southern germany. I have no problems with it. I think that it is fine enough. There are also many Danish children in the area. If some have been here for four or five generations, so I call them are not immigrants, but the danes.
- Here we have rockers, but we also have the gang members. That is how it is at all times. The vast majority of people out here are ordinary citizens. There are a great many who go to work and earn their money in the housing out here.