YLE: Finland deports 140 Uzbek workers

12/07/2019

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced on Thursday that a total of 139 construction workers from Uzbekistan have received deportation orders since the beginning of the year, over the workers' poorly-forged education credentials.

When Migri finds that non-EU residence permit applicants have lied on their applications, the agency's policy is to summarily deport and ban them from the Schengen region for two years.

Due to revelations about the fake training records, about 240 Uzbeks were also denied work-based residence permits so far this year. Migri said almost 400 forgeries have been identified in total.

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