Politiken interviewed Danish Minister for Immigration Inger Støjberg:
With this proposal, unaccompanied children seeking asylum may be blocked. Is it your opinion that the cohesion and welfare of the [Danish] country matters more than granting the wish of an unaccompanied child seeking to enter Denmark to apply for asylum?
“If you arrive here as an unaccompanied minor, you’ve already been through Germany and other countries, you don’t arrive from an unsafe country.”
Should this law also apply to a 10 year old girl, arriving here alone?
“Yes. The break means, nobody gets in, unless the parents are here already.”
Why should a 10 year old with no parents seeking asylum not be allowed into Denmark, when the country [Denmark] is under pressure?
“In that case the child will be referred to the German authorities, maybe in Padborg. Then the German authorities will take it from there,” says Danish Minister for Immigration Inger Støjberg.