The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding beautiful landscape which usually filled Asya with peace failed to do so this morning. There was political uncertainty in Sweden as the anti-immigrant party made historic gains in Sunday’s election. There was talk of refugees and immigrants being sent back to their countries by those who had no regard for what awaited them. She knew firsthand what it was like to be torn from the country of refuge and returned to your country of origin.
At the age of 15, her parents took her back to Turkey after she finished ninth grade to marry a man 20 years her senior. They had three children. Those were the worst years of her life and she dreamed of returning to Sweden. Fifteen years later, after her husband died in a work related accident, she returned to Stockholm with the children.
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