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Deported 'super student' to return to Denmark
A dejected Marius Youbi left Denmark last month but now will return for a new job. Screenshot: DR/YouTube

Deported 'super student' to return to Denmark

The Local · 3 Feb 2016, 11:05

Published: 03 Feb 2016 11:05 GMT+01:00

The 31-year-old was forced to leave the country last month after the Recruitment and Integration Authority (Styrelsen for International Rekruttering og Integration - STAR) revoked his residence permit. 
 
Yourbi was found to have spent 16 and a half hours a week in a cleaning job, taking him around an hour and a half over the limit permitted for international students. As a result, he was asked to leave the country despite petitions and rallies supporting his cause. 
 
While Yourbi’s case was held up as an example of a broken immigration system, it turns out his absence from Denmark will be short-lived. 
 
Local newspaper Herning Folkeblad reported on Tuesday that Yourbi has been hired as an engineer by the Ikast company KK Wind Solutions. With the new job comes a permanent residence permit that will allow him to resume his life in Denmark. 
 
“It is really great news. I cannot even describe how happy I am,” Youbi told Herning Folkeblad. 
 
His permit will run through 2018 and can be renewed if he is still employed by a Danish company. 
 
Youbi’s case first grabbed national headlines in December, when he was told to leave the country by January 8th.
 
After Aarhus University agreed to move the student's exams forward, Youbi then aced three tests in one day, with just 48 hours to prepare. All three exams resulted in a '12' grade, the Danish equivalent of an A.
 
A spokesman for his new employer said that by offering Youbi a job, they had secured a young talent. 
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“First of all we feel like Marius should be allowed to finish his education. Secondly, with this job offer we have gotten an advance on a recruitment that would have almost certainly happened later anyway,” Henrik Lykke Christiansen told Herning Folkeblad. 
 
Youbi said he anticipates returning to Denmark within two weeks. 
 

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