According to the measurements of what a desirable citizen looks like, I am appalled to say that I fail miserably. There is little or no room for thinking outside the box, and if your accomplishments cannot be counted in units or weighed on some scale, they simply don't count. Had I not been born here, I would have long since been deported.
And then I look at the immigrants. Some break all the rules, rule gangs, sell drugs, have eight children and become untouchable. These are the guys who make people vote for crazy politicians with an extreme anti-immigration agenda. And then you have "the desirable" like Gus Murray, a highly skilled Australian entrepreneur who by a mistake back in 2005 received the "business start up support" for a period of three months. But as it turned out receiving this support endangered his green card. Naturally he repaid the small sum, but once you are caught in the Danish system (which in the most uninviting fashion is only conducted in Danish), you are pretty much stuck. Leave it to as little as two desk jockeys to get the wires crossed. Even I encounter this problem, and I speak the language. This screw up has led to an annulment of a green card and a deportation order on Gus.
Unfortunately for the inadequate desk jockeys and our Minister of Immigration Gus have an influential network, who have succeeded in raising an impressive amount of support all over Denmark, including extensive media coverage. Despite all this, the Minister of Immigration is still not willing to admit that this is a major screw up traced from his ministry's chain of command. The case of Gus turns out to be the mere tip of the bureaucratic iceberg threatening to drain Denmark of highly skilled immigrants and their native spouses and families. Just when we need them the most. Nothing this government do make sense to me, and I pray they get kicked to the curb at the upcoming election. I want my country back.
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