Danish municipalities know of at least 130 cases in which immigrant children have suffered negatively after being sent home for re-education because their parents are afraid that they are becoming too Danish.

The stays abroad have been found to have negatively affected the young people in terms of school work, the Danish language and their general well-being.

The immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, wants to see more done to prevent this practice, reports DR Nyheder.

"It's a serious breach of their duty of care when parents threaten and coerce their children into taking these re-education trips abroad," said the minister in a press release.

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