After Metsälä, Joutseno, Oulu will become Finland’s third immigration removal center

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Finland’s third immigration removal center will start operating from the summer of 2019 in the northern city of Oulu, according to YLE. Finland has two detention centers located in the Helsinki neighborhood of Metsälä and in the eastern Finnish town of Joutseno. 

The new immigration removal center house 30 people.

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) said that a third center is needed due the demand for detention capacity of asylum seekers.

“There are good airplaine connections [from Oulu] to send [deport] people back,” said Janne Similä, deputy manager of the Hiekkaharju asylum reception center.

The new center will be located next to the asylum reception center.

Read the full story (in Finnish) here.

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