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Denmark: Non-renewal of residence permits of 1,200 Somalis to be reevaluated (Unofficial translation)

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1,200 Somalis, previously granted international protection in Denmark, have been at risk of expulsion during the past weeks. According to the Danish authorities, the overall situation in parts of Somalia is now stable enough to withdraw or deny renewal of their residence permits. However, on 19 September 2016, the Danish Immigration authorities announced its intention to reexamine their cases. Read more

Prior to this decision, on 15 August and 14 September 2016, the Danish Refugee Appeals Board upheld the Immigration Services' decision to deny renewal of residence permit in five cases of Somali refugees who where granted asulum in 2012. According to refugee advocate Michala Clante Bendixen, this could mean that Somali refugees face expulsion, unless they are able to demonstrate a particularly strong attachment to Denmark. Read more