Eh, perhaps even the social justice warrior clique within the Finnish bureaucracy smell a rat when they see one…
“It’s like country life,” Erja Noroviita whispers and carries a cake on the table to celebrate Bayat’s upcoming birthday. Bayati has been integrated into the countryside, literally: her postal address is in the Norovids, and a couple in retirement would like to officially adopt her own son.
However, it is not quite simple. Bayati is an adult asylum seeker who has been the subject of a negative-asylum decision. The appeal is still pending, but the conditions are hardly met now that Finland no longer grants asylum on humanitarian grounds.
“We want this boy to stay in Finland. Over the years, he has had genuine family ties to Finland, ”Noroviita says and assures Bayat whether the cake is edible.
For the first time, she has been baking according to Bayat’s Special Diet, with no sugar or gluten.
All right, Bayati assures. THE NOROVITES want to work at the grassroots level because they believe the machinery has failed: Finland will return people who have found a home and a place back to Iraq, even though Iraq does not welcome those who do not want to return. According to various estimates, the number of people living in Finland without a residence permit has increased by the thousands, many of them young Iraqis. “In practice, Finland has made thousands of people paperless,” Noroviita says.