Det finns poängsystem för invandring i många länder, t.ex. i Kanada och Australien. Danmark har nyligen (25 maj) gått ett steg längre och infört poängsystem för att få stanna i landet permanent. Läs en bra beskrivning av reformen på EUDO Citizenship.
According to the preparatory report to the Bill the aim of the reform is to make it possible for well-integrated foreigners to acquire a permanent residence permit earlier than today, namely after 4 years instead of 7 years, as was previously the case. Moreover, the reform intends to send a signal of what Denmark expects from its new co-citizens. The basic idea is that there is a personal responsibility for integration and active citizenship, and furthermore that foreigners wishing to integrate in Denmark and proving good will as regards active contribution to and respect for Danish culture and democratic values can become part of the Danish society and acquire a permanent residence permit. However, foreigners who do not ‘prove good will to integrate’ will be excluded from acquiring a permanent residence permit. The result of ‘the integration will’ is brought into focus.