"It is a violation of plenty of international conventions, including the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of Children and the UN Refugee Convention. I'm absolutely sure that the Danish government infringes on international norms by implementing this bill," Ahmad said.
He also said that many Danes have already expressed disagreement with the government's stance on the migration issue.
"The past few decades have seen our politicians lead campaigns to stigmatize and dehumanize migrants so that ordinary people can believe that Denmark's domestic problems stem from refugees. However, more and more people now come out using the-not-in-my-name hashtag, saying that there are ashamed of being Danes," he pointed out.
Denmark is among the main destinations for migrants coming from the Middle East and North Africa, with more than one million refugees reportedly reaching the EU shores in 2015.Europe's leaders have been unable to cope with the crisis due to outdated migration laws and a reluctance of some member states to comply with agreements on redistribution of asylum seekers.
Human rights organizations criticized the move, while Copenhagen said it is brings refugees in line with jobless Danes, who must sell assets above a certain level to claim benefits.
The Danish parliament also approved a delay in family reunions, extending the period when other members of family can rejoin those who received asylum in Denmark, from one year to three.