Finland expects to expel 20,000 failed asylum seekers

AFP reports: Finland expects to expel around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum seekers it received in 2015, the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday.

“In principle we speak of about two-thirds, meaning approximately 65 percent of the 32,000 will get a negative decision (to their asylum application),” Paivi Nerg, the ministry’s administrative director told AFP.

More than 20,000 of the asylum seekers Finland welcomed in 2015 came from Iraq. [Continue reading…]

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