WARNING: XENOPHOBIC CONTENT- “Stripping citizenship from dual citizens” (Yle)

by , under Enrique Tessieri

WHY? The story by Yle flirting with xenophobia or xenophobic? A good news story is one that has different opinions. Certainly, if Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen suggests that naturalization laws should change in light of what happened in Oulu, there are other opinions on the negative impact of such a change in the law. One matter that Mykkänen’s suggestion fuels is suspicion of naturalized Finns and could be seen as a knee-jerk reaction based on populism. Moreover, it will fuel in Finland the perception that naturalized Finns are not “real” Finns and their rights and forfeited.  

The story below unbalanced because it based on power and privilege, which white Finns have, and which migrants and naturalized Finns don’t have.  

Read the full story here.

  1. PS voter

    Stripping citizenship would not be that effective. Much more important is that we should stop giving citizenship so easily as we do nowadays. We should demand that the person has lived at least 10 years in Finland without committing crimes, demand real Finnish language skills even from refugees and demand even from refugees that they are able to work instead of just living on the welfare benefits before granting citizenship. It is not too much to demand these basic things.

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