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The Danish government has taken out ads in the Lebanese press bluntly telling many refugees they are not welcome in the country.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the ads were released in four Lebanese newspapers on Monday.
“Foreign nationals granted temporary protection in Denmark will not have the right to bring family members to Denmark during the first year,” said the text posted by the Ministry of Immigration, Integration & Housing.
The Local Denmark notes that migration experts believe the campaign, which has already cost taxpayers 252,000 kroner ($37,650), is not an effective measure for dealing with the refugee crisis.
“As the refugee pressure looks in Europe right now, I don’t think one will redirect many by giving out this kind of information,” Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, a migration researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, told Jyllands-Posten.
Here is the full ad posted by The Local Denmark Editor Justin Cremer.