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A chart that shows the ratio of criminal convictions among various immigrant ethnic populations in Denmark in 2015

Opinion: The Danes know that uncontrolled immigration would damage their welfare system

At the peak of the European migrant crisis, Germany and Sweden took what they considered “moral leadership” in welcoming refugees. Wedged in between its two morals-driven neighbors, Denmark made it abundantly clear that refugees were not welcome. The Danish example may serve as a crucial reminder to other European nations of how moralizing politics can obscure the vital interplay between migration and a sustainable welfare state.

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