The United States and Finland must stop incarcerating migrant children

by , under Enrique Tessieri

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. 

One of Finland’s most anti-immigration governments, which has brought the hostile environment to our shores, can claim with a poker face while it incarcerates minors it does not separate children from their parents.

But then we have unaccompanied minors who are incarcerated in Finland never mind the child protection authorities that ethnically profile migrant families.

The United States versus Finland. What is the difference?  See the video on the right here, and the one on the left here. The picture of the girl on the right was locked up with seven of her brothers and sisters at the Joutseno immigration removal center. The family was released in 2017 from detention, and all its members have a temporary residence permit in Finland.

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