Denmark’s new plan to deter migrants: Seize their valuables

January 16, 2016 2:03 PM

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Hoping to diminish Denmark’s appeal to migrants, the country’s government plans to force asylum-seekers to hand over any valuables worth more than $1,500 to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being processed.

The center-right government’s proposal is expected to be approved by Parliament this month despite outrage from human rights activists who say it’s a cruel and degrading way to treat people who have fled war and misery.

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