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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Immigration News from Finland

Tundra Tabloids reports that the Finnish government is looking to tighten rules on family reunification, making the process tougher:

Migration and European Affairs Minister Astrid Thors is calling for tighter family reunification policies for asylum seekers. The recommendations stem from a government report on Finland's refugee policy.

In the future, parents seeking reunification with their kids must be able to prove that they lived together with their children as a family prior to seeking asylum in Finland.

Other suggested changes to current asylum procedures include authorities having the right to turn down asylum applicants who provide false information, for example in regard to family ties, when applying for refugee status.

The number of police stations accepting refugee applications will also be reduced in an effort to streamline asylum procedure. Refugee reception centers will be housed in the capital city region as well as in Turku and Oulu.

Seeing as family reunification is one of the major loopholes in any immigration policy, this can only be good news. The importing of foreign spouses is also one of the key things which helps immigration become colonisation.

In other news from Finland, the Finnish prosecutor's office has charged a Rwandan pastor who had been working in the country for his role in the Rwandan Genocide:

Finland's Office of the Prosecutor General [official website, in Finnish] on Monday charged [press release] former Rwandan pastor Francois Bazaramba with genocide and 15 associated murders. Bazaramba is accused of organizing and carrying out the killing of more than 5,000 civilians in the in the town of Nyakizu during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Bazaramba was taken into custody in Finland on suspicion of war crimes since 2007, after seeking asylum there in 2003. The Finnish government refused to extradite [press release] Bazaramba to Rwanda in February, saying that they were not convinced that he would receive a fair trial. Bazaramba faces life in prison under Finnish law, which allows the prosecution of war crimes committed outside of Finland under universal jurisdiction.

Which just goes to show - when it comes to mass immigration from the Third World, you can never be sure just who you're letting in.

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