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Sweden's new tough line on immigration

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>> Sweden can be a hostile place for the homeless. At times, this is as comfortable as it gets. But it's not the weather that Mosun Nagawi fears most. Instead, the country's crackdown on asylum seekers like him.>> Sometimes I go to the library. I sit there, i use the internet, I read books, that's all.
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>> When the forest gets too cold, Mason sleeps in a school toilet. Warmth is all that matters to him. He was born in Iran to Afghan parents and moved to Sweden two years ago. He says he was 16, but the government thinks he was at least 2 years older.
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Reuters Nordics bureau chief, Alex Disgrutten has been hearing his story.>> Now unluckily for him, the government so far has denied him refugee status. He's been denied twice and he's appealed for a third time. If he loses the next case, he'll probably be deported back to a country he's never been to.
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>> Sweden used to be Europe's friendliest state towards refugees and asylum seekers, welcoming more per head last year than anywhere else. But now, that's dramatically changed. Reports of migrant related crime boosting support for the far right, and fueling an immigration backlash. They crack down on the people coming in and the people who come in, they're giving a lot less refugee statuses to.
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>> Sweden is aiming to deport as many as half of all those seeking asylum, and is giving police more powers to round people up. While thousands are leaving of their own accord, others, like Mosun feel they have nowhere to go.