According to the Social Democrats, it should no longer be possible to apply for asylum neither at the Danish borders nor in the asylum centers. The argument is following the logic of Paul Collier and Alexander Betts’ calculations stating that: “Every time we spend $135 on an asylum seeker in Europe, we only spend $1 on a refugee in the developing countries”
DR’s Detektor has investigated the claim and interviewed Martin Lemberg-Pedersen on the matter, who states that when you look behind the numbers it is obvious that the comparison is problematic and that the calculations are meaningless.
Want to know more?
Read earlier GRS’ news on migration policies and outsourcing of migration control:
► Migrantkrisen - Når Europa meler sin egen kage
Interested in reading more about Europe´s attempts to externalize border control? Read Lemberg-Pedersen´s work on the EurAfrican borderscapes, outsourcing to Libya, the European arms industry´s export of control equipment, and the reconfiguration of the EU/Turkish border system:
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