Is It Always Illegal To Help Illegal Immigrants?

Mikel Storsjo, a Finnish business entrepreneur has been active in the fight for human rights. He confessed to being the man who smuggled into Finland fifteen Chechens who have been seeking a country to offer them asylum against the brutality which reigns in their nation. Finnish border police are familar with Storsjo whom they believe has previously helped illegal immigrants to enter their country. Storsjo admits he has helped those who seek asylum and has never hidden his actions. The refugees are technically Russian citizens so they do not need a visa to enter Finland.

Refugee experts argue that border guards should know that the entry of an asylum seeker into Finland is never illegal even if it takes place in an unregulated manner, and, even with false papers. Most probably the Chechens will be allowed to remain in the safety of Finland.

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