An asylum seeker arrives in Tijuana, 2018. Photo: Daniel Arauz/flickr
The Trump administration has long said that there’s a right way to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry at the border, then invoke the right under U.S. law to humanitarian protection.
But now, thousands of people are being barred from the U.S. precisely because they followed those rules.
Finland has a new solution to help mitigate the migrant crisis: tax the rich. (Photo: sbamueller/flickr/cc)
Finland on Thursday proposed raising taxes on high earners to help pay for an influx of refugees that is expected to arrive later this year from war-torn regions in the Middle East and Africa.
Finance Minister Alexander Stubb said the highest bracket of earners would pay one percent more on capital gains taxes, while those who make more than $81,000 USD (72,300 euros) a year would pay what Stubb referred to as a “solidarity tax.” Continue reading →