Posts Tagged: Human Rights

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).

Read on »

The United States and Finland must stop incarcerating migrant children

One picture on the left shows how migrant children in the United States are being separated and incarcerated. On the right, is a picture taken in Finland last year of a minor looking out the window at the Joutseno immigration removal center. 

Read on »

The US media should stop whining about Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA

The nomination and confirmation of Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, by a senate panel would confirm what many have known for a long time: The US is a country that has for decades condoned and spread torture expertise to other countries. Just like racism, torture is shrouded in denial.

Read on »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Of course a child needs a mother and father!

“In today’s Finland, it is nothing uncommon for the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) to reject family reunification by a Finnish spouse on the grounds that the child does not need a father.Doesn’t need a father? Migri should ask Argentina’s Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo if the father, mother, and grandparents are key to a child’s identity and well-being.”

Read on »

خدمة الهجرة الفنلندية :”من الممكن أن ينمو ابن زوجتك الذيلم يولد بعد بدونك ؛ هل الطفل سوف يصبح مسلم؟

 

Read on »

Finnish Immigration Service: “Your wife’s unborn child can grow up without you; is the child going to be raised a Muslim?” PART II

Migrant Tales will publish the decision to reject Abdul a residence permit on family grounds. His wife, a Finn, is expecting their child that will be born in September.  Below is the decision by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) to reject Abul’s residence permit on family grounds. Unofficial translation: “The applicant and family reunification sponsor

Read on »

Finnish Immigration Service: “Your wife’s unborn child can grow up without you; is the child going to be raised a Muslim?”

 Apparently, there is no guarantee in Finland that marriage or having a child with a Finnish citizen will guarantee asylum and a residence permit. It is the case of Abdul,* who spoke on condition of anonymity, an Iraqi asylum seeker who came to Finland in 2015. Contrary to many like him, Abdul is married to a Finnish woman who is expecting their child in September. 

Read on »

After the Perussuomalaiset-Blue Reform, the National Coalition Party is the most anti-immigration party in the Finnish parliament

If you ask anyone in Finland which party thrives on anti-immigration sentiment and bigotry, the answer is simple: Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and Blue Reform. The difference between these two is that the former is a racist party that came out of the closet and the latter one which went back to the closet. Here’s the question:

Read on »