For the homeless, there’s no place like home officials say

City officials and sociologists specialising in homelessness agree that given current legislation preventing foreign homeless from receiving state-funded social services, the best option is to deport them.

Two of the city’s 20 employees working with the homeless are responsible for assisting the estimated 150 foreign homeless return home.

Sociologist Lars Benjaminsen pointed out that most European cities have the same problem and called on the EU to lead efforts to come up with a solution.

Some 150 foreign homeless are sent home by the city of Copenhagen each year.

Kristeligt Dagblad 

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