Aisha – a girl sent back where she not came from

Posted on January 30, 2011


I would like to continue last weeks blog that was focused on the frightening migration politics in Sweden. This week it will not get better, since it has come to my knowledge that a young girl by the name of Aisha, originally from Somalia, have to leave this nowadays inhumane and even colder country. She arrived three years ago, filled with hopes and dreams of something that people told her was life: freedom. Freedom she found as well as a wonderful individual in her dear friend Gunvor who let Aisha stay at her plays and she introduced her to the society. Unfortunately is this probably the only good feeling she will packing when she is forced to leave us.

But what is so peculiar with that? This is something that is happening everyday in Sweden to our utter disappointment and despair. Aisha is, as I mentioned earlier, originally from Somalia and more exactly the Bajuni Islands, that is belonging to Somalia. But the Swedish state representatives claims that she is a native of Tanzania, because of the language test that she had to take when she arrived. She didn’t have the time to get any papers (ID etc.) when she had to leave Somalia, and when you are under eighteen it is probably hard to get any papers at all. The ones that analyzed her language said that Aisha tried to trick them by imitate the Bajuni language, but as she said herself: “How can I imitate my own language?”

Luckily for Aisha, she has a judicial representative that is fighting for her right to an appeal, and hopefully this will become reality. The action from the representative has resulted in an exchange of the analysts of language, but it is not sure that that will be the action that can change the result. Furthermore, she met with a man that has its origin in the same village as Aisha and they could prove that they knew the same inhabitants of the village.

The question one would like to ask the state is of course: Would you like to be forced to move to a country you don’t belong to? If you have to flee your country then maybe you have to move to another, but not when you already have fled to another country. Is it so hard for you to move further with Aisha’s case and give her another chance? Everyone in that is living in Sweden is usually getting a second chance and that should be the standard when it comes to our refugees as well.

Hopefully this will be the last sad thing that I report regarding Sweden’s policy for migrants, but I know in my heart that it won’t.

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