Perhaps it is much the same in your country
– the mass immigration started to Denmark in 1983
The second time the so-called refugees leave Libanon they are called Danes. They are neither refugees nor Danes. They have been on holiday in their homeland, and were not refugees either when they left the area the first time and went ‘The Rich North’. The citizenship is daily treated from the need of the moment, that may be directed from an EDP-system, by law connected to the right of citizenship or by the opinion of media and the immediate engagement of interest organizations. We have been ‘enriched’ by the expressions ‘Danes’ (Danes in inverted commas), ‘newdanes’ and ‘olddanes’ without anybody is able to explain correctly the meaning of those peculiar conception. Because the right often is created by prescriptive right of daily practices, and not at least because the Danish Central Administration has not contributed to make an end to this confusion the most important concepts according the rights citizenship have to be repeted:
Announcement No 422 of the Law on Danish citizenship of 2004/07/04: An Extraction of : http://www.retsinfo.dk/_GETDOCI_/ACCN/A20040042229-REGL (in Danish)
Article 1 A child acquires Danish citizenship by birth, if the father or the mother is Danish. If the parents of the child are not married, and if just the father is Danish, the child acquires Danish citizenship, if it was born in the land.
To be Danish presuppose that the individual has Danish citizenship and at least one parent who also has the Danish citizenship and was born in Denmark.
Article 6 Citizenship can be acquired by naturalization according to the constitution.
Section 2 If the one who is naturalized has children, included adopted children, the decisions in article 5, section 1 are used accordingly.
Article 8 B An naturalized individual who is convicted for offence of decisions of chapter 12 and 13 in the criminal code, can by conviction be suspended from his citizenship, unless he becomes stateless.
Section 2 Has a person been convicted for an act that according to section 1 can imply suspension of Danish citizenship, the citizenship can be suspended according to article 11 in the criminal code.
From 1994 ddk 1000 must be paid by the application of Danish citizenship according to article 12, documentation:
Extract from : http://www.retsinfo.dk/_GETDOCI_/ACCN/A19940109730-REGL (in Danish)
New principles of population accounting in 1991 created foreseen chaos. ’Immmigrants’ and ’descendants’ and others (= Danes) created conscious chaos that is accepted/ignored by the superficials and uyilized by the worst:
The number ’immigrants’ and ’descendants’ are accounted in such a way that all later generation than the first of ‘descendants’ are counted as Danes, Danish citizens and are mentioned as ‘newdanes’. We experience that irrespectively of concept Dane has been made perfectly clear in the Law of Citizenship (read above) as a person who is a Danish citizen with at least one parent who are a Danish citizen and born in Denmark, the contents has been watered down so much that by using the changed accounting from 1991 implies that half of the number of non-Western immigrants and their children and grandchildren are counted as if they were Danes in the accounts of population.
Therefore Six Good Reasons why it is fateful to distinguish: http://danmark.wordpress.com/2006/07/20/six-good-reasons/
We have tried to correct status 1 Januar 2006, and also corrected our forecast from 2003 on respectively:
http://www.lilliput-information.com/uscan.html (in English) and
Naturally we have given a proposal to an improved population accounting in Denmark, already in 1991:
You cannot get this information anywhere else in Denmark. The work takes place under circumstances that nobody in the politically correct cadre is able to imagine. A contribution to the continuing production and to make it publicly would be welcome on the account in Danske Bank (Danish Bank) Reg. No 3629, account number 3629461213
Joern E. Vig, M. Sc. (Economics), Denmark