Minister of Migration and European Affairs Astrid Thors (Swed. People’s Party) says that suspicions that the family unification procedure may be used for purposes of human trafficking should be investigated by the Finnish Immigration Service.
Suspicions have been raised by the sudden increase in the number of applications by Somali refugees in Finland for residence permits for foster children living in Somalia.
“It is specifically the Immigration Service that can notice characteristics of human trafficking in these cases. If this proves to be true, the cases need to guide our assistance system”, Thors said.