Finland has lost track of thousands of asylum seekers like the one who killed two and injured eight in the city of Turku on August 18th.Finnish Interior Minister Paula Risikko confessed that around 5,300 migrants claiming asylum in the country have “disappeared” in the middle of their application process since 2015, the Helsinki Times reports.
Ms. Risikko said she thought at least half of the migrants had either returned home or moved on to other European countries within the EU’s borderless Schengen Area — described as “effectively an international passport-free zone for terrorists” by former Interpol chief Robert Noble — but it is not clear how she established this.The Interior Minister explained that migrants are judged to have “disappeared” if they leave their reception centre before a decision on their asylum application is made, and their whereabouts are unknown.
She dismissed suggestions that immigration removal centres should be established to make sure rejected asylum seekers — like the Turku killer — are deported, because as things stand residents of such centres are not actually detained, just required to check in regularly with staff.
NGOs funded by billionaire open borders activist George Soros argue that countries receiving migrants are not entitled to detain them whilst their asylum applications are processed under EU law — a position broadly accepted by the establishment.
Only Hungary has taken robust legislative action to ensure that migrants can be detained — by treating their frontiers as a transit zone, similar to those at international airports — to the great fury of Brussels bureaucrats and United Nations officials.
Hungary’s conservative government — headed by Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán — introduced the tough measures after being alarmed by the case of Anis Amri, a rejected asylum seeker who was left at large by the German authorities and went on to drive a lorry into a packed Christmas market in Berlin.
Rakhmat Akilov, who targeted children in a similar lorry attack in Stockholm, was another rejected asylum seeker. Most of the terrorists involved in the mass-casualty attacks on Paris in 2015 also used migration routes to enter or re-enter Europe.