Denmark’s plan to deal with migrants is straight out of a teen sci-fi drama

by emma hungaski • December 7, 2018 • 6:00 a.m.

This past week, the country of Denmark announced a plan earlier this week to banish “unwanted migrants” to a small, remote island. However, this is no tropical vacation for these people. In fact, the island currently is used for housing equipment and remains of studies on contagious animal diseases.

One of only two ferries that are in use to service the island is nicknamed “the Virus.” To make matters even worse, among the people they are proposing to put on this island are criminals and people who have been rejected after seeking asylum. So, you might be starting to understand why this banishment seems a little iffy.

If you’ve ever watched the show “The 100” you might think this concept sounds a little familiar. Basically, this show takes place in a future where Earth is uninhabitable and the only community of known humans lives in a spaceship-esque floating town in the sky. However, as overpopulation threatens to ruin the community, the leaders decide to send 100 teenaged-criminals back to Earth to find out if they’ll die of radiation poisoning.