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Nice deterrent. Denmark shows teeth, too.

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Submitted by Henrik R Clausen (Denmark), Aug 8, 2006 at 04:15

That would have some effect - Spain & Italy should acquire a whole flotilla of those :)

In Denmark, we are achieving surprising results by the 24-year minimum rule for 'family reunion'. Not only has it effectively stopped the 'bride import' business from Turkey. It also turns out to be demographically extremely effective, for several reasons:

- The women coming are generally more mature and better educated.
- They resist supression better and decide the size of their child flock themselves.
- They have their children later, and generally significantly fewer.
- And they are able to bring up their fewer children in a much better way.

The prognosis (always be careful about statistics, of course!), was just adjusted to predict only 8% immigrants & decendants by 2070, a radical drop from the 15% predicted just 2 years ago.

If other countries applied the same conditions as Denmark, the demographic bomb may actually be defused.

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