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Cold, highly intelligent country!!

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Submitted by Lina (Denmark), Feb 8, 2006 at 08:45

Similliar to many foreigners here, I have to really strive to get my life move on: with one matster degree (gained in Denmark), two bachelor's degree and 7 years international company work experience, plus Danish language, I still don't know what the future could be for me in this cold country. It was not planned to fall in love with a Dane, but if I have known those hardships before hand, I would reconsider my marriage. I agree with some people that we choose to come here, and we can also choose to leave. However, for those who have had families with children, it is not easy and not right to "just quit" or move to where ever.

I think that a country's government should be intelligent enough to consider who they are supposed to take into this country, as long as it gave the permissions such as residence and citizenship to foreigners, then they become a part of the country's responsibilty - in terms of helping them to get a life, show certain respect and tolerance. Otherwise the govenment should be wise enought not ever let "those people they don't like" to come in at the frist hand. It is not fair that the foreigners are taken in via a legal process, but later on are blamed for whatever (poor education and so on...). Meaning set a standard on whatever for immigrants, however, as long as it has agreed and acts on those standards, then shut up with complaining.

About the cartoon issue, there are little repsect from those people who draw them, on the other hand, we can not put all Danes into one box, and define they are all homogenous, since a single newspaper is not necessarilly representing a whole country.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it is completely fine for me if Denmark would like to mark itself as a "foreigner unfriendly country". However, as long as the taking in foreigner commitment has been made, then people should be treated with dignity and fairness, even though they are just and might be always "foreigners"!


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