Posts Tagged: asylum

Challenging Finland’s racism problem:Raise your voice, trust yourself, and don’t succumb to fear and self-censorship

When I moved to Finland over forty years ago, there were only about 10,000 foreigners living in the country. The biggest national group were the Swedes, who were mostly Finns who had become naturalized citizens of that country. One of the questions we asked back then was about the level of racism in Finland. 

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Iraqi asylum seeker detained in Tampere by the police on Friday was released today

The nineteen-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq, who was detained by the police on Friday awaiting possible deportation was released today at about 1 pm, according to his representative. 

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After detention for 27 days in Finland, Iraqi asylum seeker gets rejection for work permit after half-a-year wait

Remember an Iraqi asylum seeker called Hayder Al-Hatemi who was detained for 27 days from January 6-February 2 pending a deportation order? He applied for a work permit on February 6 shortly after his release and had learned at the beginning of August that it had been turned down. 

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CORRECTION: Sixth Iraqi asylum seeker detained by police facing deportation to Iraq

Migrant Tales has learned of a new case of an Iraqi asylum seeker, DH, who was detained Sunday in Pori and is now awaiting deportation to iraq at the Metsälä detention center.

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UPDATED (7:32 am): Iraqi asylum seeker MS’ deportation from Oulu Airport in Finland postponed due to diorderly behavior

Migrant Tales has access to a video published in the Facebook group called Suomi ja Pakolaiset where MS is awaiting deportation inside a police van at Oulu Airport in northern Finland. MS was detained by the police on Friday.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: The challenges facing migrants’ rights campaigners in 2017

MRN’s new Director, Fizza Qureshi, welcomes the New Year and the major challenges it brings. The picture may look bleak, but that’s no reason for pessimism. It’s a spur to building alliances and campaigning harder for a rights-based approach to migration.

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Iraqi asylum seeker gets asylum application turned down as his family members are attacked by the militia

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) is planning to reassess the security situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia after an initial assessment in May deemed these countries to be safe to return asylum seekers.

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Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland: A journey that began in a tormented land

Migrant Tales is very happy to receive mail from readers. Below is a story about an Iraqi asylum seeker that lives in Finland. These types of stories are important because, contrary to the media, offers a human face to asylum seekers.

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