Danish Parliament Passes Bill To Confiscate Valuables Of Asylum Seekers

Denmark’s parliament has passed a new bill under which refugees entering the country will only be allowed to keep possessions up to a value of about 10,000 kroner… or about $1450.00.

Items of sentimental value, such as wedding wings, are exempt. The UN refugee agency and the European Commission have criticized the bill, but Denmark says the policy brings migrants in line with jobless Danes, who must sell assets above a certain level to claim benefits.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.