Posts Tagged: asylum seekers

Avelino* wasn’t the first undocumented migrant I had met in Finland

I got an email from a Migrant Tales reader who told me about Avelino*, a middle-aged Filipino who was working in Finland but who got deported last year with his two children. He wasn’t the first undocumented migrant I had met in Finland. The first one I met was a Mexican cook in the 1980s who was working for a restaurant called Mexicana in Helsinki.

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(Announcement) 2017 Summer School Migration in Southern Europe: Solidarity, Crisis and Beyond

This seven-day course “Migration in Southern Europe: Solidarity, Crisis and Beyond” will investigate the developments, challenges and the impact of the migration and refugee crisis on southern European societies and on migrant populations. It will also explore the prospects for improving the current management of issues and relevant social policies. In conjunction with the lectures

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Exploiting asylum seekers in the Finnish labor market reveals our failed asylum and integration policy

Migrant Tales has written a number of stories showing how Finland’s asylum policy and treatment of about 38,000 asylum seekers that came to the country during 2015-16 has been costly and ineffective. The government claims differently for obvious reasons.

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Finland to deport an illiterate, 70-year-old asylum seeker to Iraq

Migrant Tales has learned that a 70-year-old Kurdish woman will get deported from Finland within 30 days. The woman, who is illiterate and came to Finland in 2015, got three rejections for asylum.

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A message from a 13-year-old asylum seeker girl that will be deported: “Good night”

The ordeal of the Iraqi family of nine that is expects to be deported possibly Wednesday hasn’t ended but there is hope despite everything. One of the children of the family, who is 13, sends a message below from the immigration removal center at Joutseno: “Good night.” The youngest member of the family is 1.5

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Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland: I’m building my home here and getting married this week

Whenever an asylum seeker, irrespective of how many times his or her application for asylum got turned down, there is one matter that must be done: write, write and write.

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Twitter Muhammed Shire: Päivi Nerg faces tough questions on Tuesday

Migrant Tales insight:  Thank you Muhammed Shire for tweeting this. The fact that there are so many questions thrown at permanent secretary of the interior ministry, Päivi Nerg, about Monday’s deportation is a good sign. It shows that more and more people in Finland oppose the government’s asylum policies. Don’t be confused by Nerg’s title.

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اشتباه مترجمان در اداره مهاجرت و پولیس

زمانی که تعدادی از جواب های منفی که اداره پولیس به پناهجویان میدهد را ترجمه میکردم؛ چند نکته مهم توجه ام را جلب کرد:

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