With Denmark's new immigration point system now officially in place, I have discovered a few things..... mainly about what parts of my 40 years of living that Denmark would deem worthy and what parts it would deem ..... umm... well, as "best that you stay where you came from".
According to DF, Denmark with its new scoring system has Europe's tightest immigration rules. You can take this simple "checklist test" to find out if you can stay in Denmark if you are a foreigner who wants to marry a Dane, or if you are a Dane picking a foreign spouse, this will help you figure out which ones to fall in love with...
They say this is to prevent ARRANGED or FORCED marriages...yeah, because I am sure that people are knocking down the door to enter into forced marriages in DK... Katy-bar-the-door..... desperate women on the prowl for Danish men. Only solution, TOUGHER IMMIGRATION POLICIES!
Harvard University, USA
California Institute of Technology, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Stanford University, USA
Princeton University, USA
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of California Berkeley, USA
Imperial College London, UK
Yale University, USA
University of California Los Angeles, USA
University of Chicago, USA
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Cornell University, USA
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
University of Michigan, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
Columbia University, USA
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
As a person with 3 university degrees from dang good schools (and with the student loans to prove it!) that are not on this list, I want to throw up when I read that list......
Or if you have extensive work experience in one of the fields listed here:
(and yeah, from this list you can see that I would qualify because I was a high school principal, but not if I were a high school teacher in something like... ummm.. ENGLISH.) Good thing Mads picked me LATER in my career instead of earlier.
The other elements on this list are related to 1) Language and 2) Housing.
You have to show proficiency in one of the "world's languages"... interesting name for a group of languages that includes only 4 (English, German, Spanish, French)...especially since I am pretty sure that usually a population index, languages such as: well, Chinese and Hindi should probably be on a list that is called "THE WORLD's LANGUAGES"....
You have to promise that you are not planning to live in a GHETTO. Yes, it really does say that on the checklist. "DU VIL IKKE BOSÆTTE SIG I UDSAT BOLIGOMRÅDE/GHETTO." So does that mean that the real estate people/kommune people cannot FORCE you to move there either????
I think the main part of this whole debate that really angers/frustrates/sickens me is that being raised in a democratic society has taught me to use my VOTE, my VOICE, my INFLUENCE to make change....
however as a person who is not allowed to vote in national elections, I have no VOTE, VOICE, INFLUENCE....at least not in the way I am used to.
We have all joked on FB this week about a social revolution (very STEINBECK-like in nature).... and we have all laughed about the "citronmåne" that were sent to DF.... but seriously, in a society where you cannot vote or be a part of the political system, HOW do we make change.
(other than sitting around bitching and moaning...or writing posts on our blogs that bitch and moan.) There MUST BE another way.
And my Viking and I are committed to discovering what that is......