Finland faces a challenge with the rise of undocumented immigrants

by , under Martin Al-Laji

Finnish society will remain divided on immigration. It is an issue that transcends the traditional left-right paradigm that keeps erupting. Should undocumented immigrants become documented? If so which ones?As a group and at the risk of causing a fuss, should they be offered preferential treatment? Or should they be encouraged with financial incentives to return back to their home countries or forced to leave?

It’s clear that the present state of Finland’s immigration policy is in disarray with our asylum policy being even in worse shape. Both are cynical and costly policies out of step with other countries’ asylum policies and work against the interests of world refugees.

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Since 2016, Finland’s immigration policy was designed to satisfy the special interests of immigration lawyers, private medical companies, private housing companies and other special-interest groups. Sharks in Finland are sucking taxpayers’ money at the cost of non-profit organizations, which have a smaller role. This is clear when looking at the Finnish Immigration Service’s (Migri) decision to close down asylum centers. Private companies are prevailing over non-profit ones. 

A number of stories have been published by Migrant Tales concerning special interests that profit from the refugee situation.

We are now going to face a new problem: undocumented immigrants. Where are these asylum seekers going to go after they’re kicked out of the asylum reception centers that Migri decided to close? Where will these asylum seekers end up in and in which shark’s belly?

Has the country’s immigration policy helped the economy and reduce labor force challenges stemming from an aging population? The short answer to these questions is “no.”

The coming challenge that the rise of undocumented migrants pose on Finland is that it will lead to an unmanageable situation where migrants will become victims of exploitation, abuse, and human trafficking.

One of the problems facing Finland, and that will cause many headaches, is that without an organized, well-controlled and executed immigration integration plan, immigration number levels will bear no relationship to the demand of the labor market and will cause unemployment to rise. This situation has the potential of causing social tensions.

Simultaneously, the promotion of preferential hiring and the failure to deter the entry or secure the removal of criminals and terrorists will result in increasing resentment and tensions between Finns and migrant groups.

An immigration policy should serve the national interests and it is essential for economic growth to help plug labor shortages and to offset Finland’s aging and diminishing population.

We are creating a new underclass in Finland and its name is undocumented migrants. We are turning asylum seekers into working slaves in return for the shelter and food Finland we offered them. 

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