Danes Plan to Banish Unwanted Migrants to Remote Island

A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn't "mind challenging (international) conventions."

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn’t “mind challenging (international) conventions.” Martin Henriksen of the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party, which supports the center-right government, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the government’s move “is a signal to the world that Denmark is not attractive” for migrants.…

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