In the asylum seekers’ eyes

by , under Muh'ed

Muh’ed

Today I visited a Finnish-language class of asylum seekers silently worrying day by day.

The Finnish-language teacher, a man, asked me to speak to them in the Finnish language, and tell about my life in Finland.

I spoke slow Finnish, I told them who I am. How long I have lived in Finland and so on..? They asked me a lot questions!

THE ARE ONE OF US BUT WE DON’T LISTEN  to THEIR VOICES.

IF YOU CAN HEAR THEM, YOUR EYS WILL OPEN. GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO STAY HERE.

I’m sitting with them now so they can tell me their histories. I’m crying.

Asylum seekers they don’t sleep well. They worry a lot and live in uncertainty. They don’t know if they’ll be able to stay in Finland and if they’ll get a residence permit.

I’d love our members of parliament could live in an asylum refugee center for 24 hours. During that time, they would eat and get a taste of the life at an asylum refugee center.

Shame on you Finland for not opening your eyes.

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