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New dad faces deportation from Sweden after 16 years due to holiday pay error

Cihat 'Gino' Karahan has been told to leave Sweden, and therefore his home of 16 years, his job, wife and two-week-old baby. Photo: Private

Published: 15.Nov.2018 09:00 hrs

A new father has been ordered to leave Sweden – and his baby son – after 16 years in the country because of a minor mistake made by his employer relating to holiday pay.

The case of Cihat Karahan, known to friends as Gino, is the latest evidence that foreign professionals are still being deported from the country over administrative errors despite repeated attempts to stop such incidents.  

"No person should have to go through what I'm going through right now. It's awful that they can deport someone on these grounds and ignore the fact that you've created an honest life in Sweden with a wife and newborn baby," Karahan told The Local.

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