Despite graduating from a Danish university, speaking Danish and having a Danish husband, Flavia Oregon has been told to go home’
Flavia Oregon with her 18-month-old son Camilo may be returning to Peru far sooner than they had anticipated (Photo: Peter Stanners)
A Peruvian woman who has lived in Denmark for the past 10 years and that is married to a Danish man with whom she has an 18-month-old son, has been told to leave the country by January 12. Continue reading
19-year-old Jelena Bundalovic questions whether the citizenship test is the best way to determine an individual’s ‘Danishness’
Jelena might have been born and lived her whole life in Denmark, but it brings her no closer to gaining Danish citizenship (Photo: Peter Stanners)
Almost a quarter of a million adults living in Denmark can’t vote in the upcoming election. Jelena Bundalovic is one of them. Born in Hvidovre Hospital, she went to Danish primary school at Ryparken Lilleskole and completed high school at Ørestad Gymnasium last year. Now 19 and living on her own in Nørrebro, this would the first election she could participate in. But she’s Serbian, and after failing the citizenship test last year, she cannot place an X next to her favourite candidate on Thursday.
“I’m a happy person but sometimes it makes me feel sad,” she told the Copenhagen Post on Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro last Sunday.
“Coming up to the election, everyone is talking about who they’re gong to vote for and I would like to be a part of it. I could watch the debates and meet the politicians around the city but I don’t need to because I can’t vote,” she said.
“I should be part of the democracy but I’m an outsider for no reason really.” Continue reading
Australian man facing deportation receives outpouring of public support online
Australian Gus Murray came to the country to be with his Danish girlfriend Zenia Inselmann (Photo: Lasse Kofod)
Entrepreneur Gustavus (Gus) Aird Murray was informed earlier this month that his appeal against having his green card revoked had failed and that he would have to leave the country by May 1.
But after a campaign that galvanised the support of over 11,000 Facebook users, the department of immigration made a u-turn last Friday, informing him that he would not be deported because of a pending working visa application – submitted nine months ago when his green card was initially annulled. Continue reading