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(Feb 12, 2013) Law Gives Support to Foreign Domestic Abuse Victims, COPENHAGEN POST (Feb. 1, 2013); Udlændingeloven [Aliens Act], Law No. 984 of Oct. 2, 2012.)
Under the proposed amendment, which is modeled on a Norwegian measure, if an alien or an alien's child is the victim of domestic violence, the victim will not face automatic deportation if she or he leaves the relationship before the two-year period needed to establish residency. However, the Danish Minister of Justice, Morten Bødskov, stressed, the victims will "have to demonstrate a will and ability to integrate into Danish society in order to be allowed to remain in the country." (
|Author:||Wendy Zeldin More by this author|
|Topic:||Immigration and nationality More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Denmark More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 02/12/2013