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Related to immigration today
Immigration in the European Union: problem or solution? Prospect Magazine, June 2000. Observer/OECD
Europe’s history has been shaped by migration. For centuries, merchants, craftsmen and intellectuals crossed the continent to practice their trades or start new lives. Millions emigrated from Europe, first to the colonies and later to the Americas....
Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union. Open Society Foundations. April 2015
The word “migrant” describes a person who leaves home to seek a new life in another region or country.
A Migration Juggernaut Is Headed for Europe. The New York Times. Sept. 15, 2015
European leaders probably don’t want to hear this now, as they frantically try to close their borders
to stop hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants...
More migrants on Friday than in nearly a century. Yle News. September 18, 2015
The number of migrants arriving in Finland today Friday is the highest in a single day since the Russian Revolution.
Why is EU struggling with migrants and asylum? BBC News. 21 September 2015
Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history.
What Americans, Europeans think of immigrants. Pew Research. Factank. September 24, 2015
Ku Klux Klan-clad protester in Lahti anti-asylum seeker demonstration. Yle News. September 25, 2015
A group of asylum seekers brought to stay at a former barracks... were confronted by protesters carrying Finnish flags hurling fireworks and stones.
Migrant crisis: Merkel says EU must secure external borders. BBC News. 15 October 2015
All EU countries must be prepared to send security staff to the bloc's external borders, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She said it would be unfair to ask EU countries seeing the majority
of initial migrant entries to secure borders as well.
Police: Drunken racists target refugee centres. Yle News. December 28, 2015
Attacks against refugee reception centres in Finland. The common factors in the cases of arson and vandalism this autumn and winter have been racist attitudes and alcohol.
World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’ Threatens Rights. Human Rights Watch. January 27, 2016
Terror Attacks, Refugee Crisis, and Broad Global Crackdown.
“Fear of terrorist attacks and mass refugee flows are driving many Western governments to roll back
human rights protections”.
Finland says Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia now safe, tightens residence permit requirements. Yle News. May 17, 2016
Finnish immigration officials believe that it's now safe for nationals to return to their home countries, making it more difficult for asylum seekers from these countries to receive residence permits in Finland.
Just over 6% of unaccompanied minors granted asylum to date, most applications still pending. Yle News. May 27, 2016
Finland has cumulatively granted asylum to 195 underage applicants from a total of 3,201 since the wave of mass migration first hit Europe last summer.
Proportion of rejected asylum claims doubles. Yle News. June 4, 2016
Tightened criteria, and a drop in the number of people returning voluntarily, have led to a sharp rise in the rate of negative asylum decisions.
Social media cries foul over deportation of mother and three-year-old daughter. Helsinki Times. June 6, 2016
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) has come under widespread criticism for a decision to return a mother and her three-year-old daughter from Finland to Iraq.
Related to Finns in Canada
Immigrant History, Ethic and Cultural groups, Finnish
Library and Archives Canada
Archival sources for the Study of Finnish Canadians
The Finnish Canadian collection
Publication: Schaefer, Ewald. Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.1986
Finns in Northern America. Professor Emeritus Reino Kero: Miners, farmers and maids
Emeritusprofessori Reino Kero: Mainareita, farmareita ja piikoja
Presentation at the Finnish Cultural Foundation's annual celebration 2011 (in Finnish only)
Varpu Lindström-Best: The Finns in Canada. Published 1985
Sudbury Library: Historical photographs. Copper Cliff Museum.
Copper Cliff Notes... history, people, places and events
Copper Cliff, a neighborhood of Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Sudbury Finnish Canadian Historical Society (Facebook)
Related to immigration and Canada
The Archives of Ontario Tracing your ancestry
Tracing Your Family History
Library and Archives Canada: Search Immigration Records (1925-1935)
Tracing your ancestors in Canada (28 page pdf booklet)
Historical Canadian Newspapers Online Ontario
Specializes in the how and where - how to research Ontario and where
to find research resources.
* Sudbury District GenWeb
Emigrant Tracking - Finnish and Scandinavian Resources
Emigration and emigrants from Finland in the 19th and 20th century. Databases and articles
Source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum
and our most popular genealogy articles
* Finland Genealogy Forum
The Finns in America by Taru Spiegel
Presentation provides information about immigration from Finland to the United States, and about
the activities of Finnish-American immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Finland and the Finns. A Selective Bibliography by Elemér Bakó. 1993 (pdf 298 pages)
Former Finno-Ugrian Area Specialist, European Division
Elias Lönnrot and his Kalevala by Elemér Bakó. 1978, revised version 1985 (pdf 40 pages)
Finnish Collections at the Library of Congress
The US Library's general collections of monographs, bound periodicals, and annuals include
approximately 50,000 titles from or about Finland.
Project William is dedicated to William's daughter, my mother Laina Metsähuone 1939 - 2015
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