Considering that the anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party is in government and that the two other ruling partners, the Center Party and National Coalition Party (NCP), need the support of the PS to downsize the welfare state, it’s clear why Finland is tightening its immigration policy.
What is happening in Finland has been happening in Denmark for a number of years and serves as a clear warning to Sweden. This is what your country will become if ever the Sweden Democrats got into government.
Apart from officially scapegoating migrants and polarizing society, Islamophobia and fear-mongering would be king.
The saddest aspect of the latter is that most of the politicians, the media and society would care less since they incorrectly believe that tighter rules that will foster social Darwinism won’t apply to them.
Considering that the Finnish government is doing everything possible to discourage asylum seekers from coming to Finland, it’s clear that they are doing everything possible on this front publicly and behind the scenes.
One of these disgraceful examples, like in Denmark, is checking the asylum seekers’ assets and then determine now much reception allowance the person will get.
Moreover, the tightening of family reunification laws will make it ever-harder for migrants, and Finns, to bring their foreign spouses and children to the country.
The minimum salary a person has to make monthly to bring his or her family to Finland will have to make 2,600 euros after taxes.
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* The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English -language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We, therefore, prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.