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Two young children to be deported from Sweden without their mother

A Migration Agency office in Solna, north of Stockholm. File photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Published: 22.May.2019 10:35 hrs

A five-month-old baby born in Sweden has been ordered to leave the country with his brother and father, even though the boys' mother has been granted Swedish residency.

The mother, named as 20-year-old Javaher Rezai, has been granted temporary residency through the so-called gymnasielag or 'upper secondary school law', according to reports in Swedish media.

This law offers some young asylum seekers a temporary permit to stay in Sweden to finish their studies at school, even if they have been denied asylum.

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