GET OUT: Finland Follows Sweden’s Lead And Announces It Will Expel Muslim Refugees
Finland has joined Sweden in announcing plans to repatriate tens of thousands of migrants whose asylum requests will likely be rejected.
The two Nordic countries are both struggling to cope with an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants fleeing war and misery in the Middle East and elsewhere, and they receive among the highest number of arrivals per capita in the EU.
The Finnish government said it expect to deport around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum-seekers it received.
‘In principle we speak of about two-thirds, meaning approximately 65 percent of the 32,000 will get a negative decision (to their asylum application),’ Paivi Nerg, the ministry’s administrative director told AFP.
Finland made it more difficult from migrants from Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia to get asylum, stating that the security situation had improved in certain areas of those countries.
More than 20,000 of Finland’s asylum-seekers are from Iraq.
‘In previous years around 60 percent
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