Posts Tagged: asylum policy

How would we classify Finland’s immigration and asylum policy? Thumbs up, or down?

Just like President Donald Trump has destroyed the US’ standing in the world, what wreckage has Finland’s immigration and asylum policy brought on our society and our country’s name?  

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Finland’s ministry of the interior will (alas) launch an independent inquiry of Migri

Conservative National Coalition Party Minister of the Interior Kai Mykkänen announced Friday that an independent inquiry of the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) will be launched, according to YLE. The minister said, however, that the independent inquiry should not be seen as a lack of trust in Migri’s work, which has had to process some 45,000

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Fayaz’s statements from his cell in Metsälä Reception Center for migrants

Link: https://www.facebook.com/ahmad.refugee/videos/316232489113797/ A week after Fayaz has stopped his 10-day hunger strike by the insistence of nurse and caseworkers, he has published a video from his cell in the Metsälä reception center for migrants.  In the video (Published by Fayaz and Ahmad Hosseini a local activist) he is giving an update about his situation, his case, the unbelievable stress, uncertainty

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Harith Mana’thar Badr Alsilmawi: Asylum seeker sent from Finland killed in “safe” Iraq

For how long will the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) with the backing of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s government continue to maintain that Iraq is a “safe” country to deport asylum seekers? The latest victim of this flawed policy is 33-year-old Harith Mana’thar Badr Alsilmawi, who sought asylum in 2015 and died on Wednesday in Basra. 

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Undocumented pensioner and migrant grandmother: “I’m being deported”

http://www.migranttales.net/undocumented-pensioner-and-grandmother-migrant-im-being-deported/

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: What similarities are there between Finnish immigration policy and the US administration’s zero- tolerance policy?

“In order to deter and discourage migrants and asylum seekers from coming to the country, the Trump administration implemented the controversial zero immigration policy. One of the horrific matters about that policy is locking up and separating children from their parents. 

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Finnish police suspected of sedating asylum seekers on deportation flights. It may break the law, according to a medical specialist.

There has been a suspicion that the police use sedatives when deporting asylum seekers on flights. According to  Markku Toivonen, a medical specialist, considers the use of sedatives unethical and even illegal, according to Iltalehti.  

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Finland’s lost decade and how asylum seekers exposed our hypocrisy and cowardice

The recent example of civil disobedience by Aino Pennanen, when on a Finnair flight Tuesday she attempted to stop a deportation of an asylum seeker. In a country like Finland, where civil disobedience is almost unheard of today, Penanen’s example speaks volumes about how some Finns have lost the trust of their government never mind the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri).

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