Member of Rovaniemi city council and city government, Liisa Mariapori, leaked today in Facebook that the Finnish government is secretly planning to enforce a law that forces municipalities to accept refugees the number equaling to 25 per cent of the population.
In a country of 5 million, this would be 1.250.000 refugees. Actually, there are 5,4 million inhabitants in Finland, so the number is higher.
Liisa Mariapori attended a meeting on the 23rd of September. The Immigration Office, police authorities and the Finnish Red Cross had arranged this meeting for the Rovaniemi city council to discuss the topical refugee issue.
“The representative of the Immigration Office said that a new law is being drafted which would mean that every municipality is forced to take 25 per cent of refugees proportioned to their population. Practically this means that 25 per cent of 5 million is 1.250.000 refugees in Finland.”
“Our whole city council was there”, she writes.
“This is true information. It is drafted in secret but I don’t know who runs it.”
In Rovaniemi’s case this would mean 15.000 refugees as Rovaniemi, a city in the north of Finland housing the world famous Santa Claus Village, has 60.000 inhabitants.
“Our economy could not possibly sustain this number of refugees”, writes Liisa Mariapori.