Shiver me timbers…….
First of all, you can’t solve all of the world’s problems by importing them into your country. Secondly, I am more concerned about the crying of victims and their family members over the acts of violence committed by them. Also noteworthy, will be the lack of crying by those who are not going to be victimized in the future because these varmints have been already booted out of the country (who never should have been there in the first place).
NOTE: What’s as annoying is the fact that we are wasting tax money on Left-wing fruitcakes flying here and there to ‘monitor’.
When asylum seekers’ applications are rejected in Finland, the authorities require that the applicant returns to their country of origin. A voluntary return is always the first choice, but sometimes the process leads to a forced expulsion from the country. Last year, Finland deported over 6,000 people.
So-called forced return monitors accompany the rejected asylum seekers on the journey, to ensure they are treated appropriately. For instance, they might arrive at the Joutseno reception centre and accompany the person in question all the way to the final destination in Afghanistan.
Senior officers Päivi Keskitalo and Pirjo Kruskopf regularly monitor forced returns on behalf of Finland’s Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.
People working as monitors are obliged to remain silent about the police work they witness, and photos are not allowed of the monitors or the other persons involved during the return journeys. All of these precautions are intended to protect the rights of the people involved.
Returns of families with small children concerning
Senior officer Keskitalo says the forced returns they witness are often very moving. Some returnees strongly resist the return, while others weep.
“The appropriateness of some of the decisions is hard to understand sometimes, for example, when a family with small children, where both parents have found work and the children have started school is rejected. Even so, a decision has been made that the requirements for a residence permit haven’t been fulfilled,” she says.
She is also concerned about the situation after the return has been carried out. When happens after the repatriated asylum seeker is turned over to the host country authorities?
“None of us in Finland know what kinds of conditions these people are being returned to. This is very relevant when the destination countries are among the key conflict areas in the world right now: Iraq, Afghanistan and maybe even Somalia in the future,” Keskitalo says.