Migrant Tales memorable quotes of the week to March 14

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Migrant Tales publishes on Monday some interesting quotes on the ongoing immigration debate in Finland and elsewhere. If you have some quotes you would like to share with us, please forward them to [email protected] ET

–In the popular imagination migrants are often characterised as marginalised, isolated, voiceless. And in many ways nothing could be further from the truth. Jane Wills, author of “Global Cities at Work”

–Would you name and shame even one refugee or asylum seeker who came to Finland with the express intention of living on social welfare benefits? I can think of a few who have spent many years looking for work with varying degrees of success, but these are certainly not the people you are describing. JusticeDemon on Migrant Tales.

–I support the welfare state but it cannot be maintained for long if there’s lots of immigration and a high unemployment. JL defending his view that immigrants should not get social welfare benefits as Finns.

–The reason why some of us are so interested in immigrants and people from different cultures is because we see ourselves through them. Enrique Tessieri

Old quote: We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. Anais Nin (1903-77)

Finnish labor is costly. I subcontracted my campaign to Bangladesh, says Mänkkönen of the True Finns on the left. Green MP hopeful Husein Muhammed responds: “Foreigners are taking away jobs from Finns?