Finland’s Immigration Crisis

Finland — an open country that prides itself on respecting different ways of life, cultures and religions — is being greatly tested by the wave of Middle Eastern asylum seekers.

Finland is a homogenous country that has roughly 5.5 million inhabitants, about 4% of which are foreign[1]. Twenty years ago, thousands of Somalis immigrated to Finland. In the last decade or so, more international students came to study, and more foreigners came to live and work.

Finnish universities and the academia are of a high level, and most Finns speak some English. But it is not easy for foreigners to find jobs. The barrier is the language: Finnish, like Hungarian, is a part of the Finno-Ugric languages, and difficult to learn.

  • DMB

    Throughout the Europe, North America our politicians have betrayed its own citizens for a globalist agenda. The American founding fathers were truly wise in drafting a constitution acknowledging the tyranny of government and the right of citizens to protect themselves from their government. Unfortunately there are those determined to undermine that right.

    • It is too late for much of Europe. Likely for Canada as well.

  • UCSPanther

    I am pretty sure that many European nations will be wracked by Yugoslavian grade ethnic/sectarian violence in the future.

  • Brett_McS

    A good reason to adopt a language test for immigrants … especially if the language is difficult.

  • ntt1

    we need more Steven n seagulls to help bridge the cultural gap I can’t seem to get the you tube reference to come up. sheer incompetence i expect.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sweden allows Finns into Sweden as ‘refugees’ as well. And they make up a noticeable portion of them.

  • pettifog

    one year for rape? not just some sexual touching, but full rape? Even in Canada, you would get a higher sentence, (unless perhaps a Native?)