That was the situation all along, they’re only now stating it because the obvious is too hard to conceal any longer.
All of the social justice warriors / Leftist minded boobs who yelled, shouted and labelled all of us ”waycists” (who pointed out the obvious from day one last fall) have feces covered all over their faces. They’ll never admit to their stupidity, but I will most certainly point it out every chance I get.
NOTE: This in no way means they begin kicking out Somalis who’ve been ”refugees” living in Finland for years, we’re unfortunately stuck with them, no matter how many times they travel back and forth to the home country to visit their relatives. Sick.
Finland says Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia now safe, tightens residence permit requirements
Finnish immigration officials have revised their security assessments for Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. They believe that it’s now safe for nationals to return to their home countries, making it more difficult for asylum seekers from these countries to receive residence permits in Finland. Meanwhile legal reforms that took effect on Monday mean Finland will no longer grant discretionary residence permits on the basis of humanitarian protection to those denied asylum.
Finland has ended the practice of granting residence permits on the grounds of humanitarian protection. Image: Antti J. Leinonen
Immigration authorities in Finland say they have re-assessed the security situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia and found an improvement in the local security situation. Based on the new appraisal, officials say that they believe it is now safe for nationals to return to these countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs still advises Finnish citizens to avoid all travel to these locations, however.
In conjunction with recent legal reforms, the security review effectively makes it more difficult for asylum seekers from these three countries to receive extended residence permits on the basis of humanitarian protection.
Humanitarian protection no longer grounds for residence permit
Changes to the Aliens’ Act that took effect Monday mean officials will no longer grant residence permits on the basis of humanitarian protection. As a result, asylum seekers applying for extended permits will have to apply for extensions on other grounds. The most common arguments for a permit extension are studies, work, self-employment or family ties in Finland.
Finland has granted a few hundred residence permits annually on the basis of humanitarian protection to applicants coming mainly from Iraq and Somalia. The basis has been used in cases where applicants’ country of origin does not meet the requirements for what is known as secondary protection and it is not safe for applicants to return to their native countries.
However the new security assessment means that the secondary protection will also no longer be sufficient grounds for receiving a residence permit in Finland.