A record number of Somali families can expect to be reunited this year in Finland, according to the daily Aamulehti. By the end of July, nearly 2,500 family reunification applications were filed from Somalia. This is more than the total number of applications in all of 2009.
The Finnish Immigration Service predicts it will receive 4,500 applications this year. That’s over double last year’s number of 2,200. Each application is reviewed by one person.
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