Diana Namoura: Diana Namoura: ”Why must refugees be made to look for jobs – if they dream of studying?”
I am one of the refugees in Sweden. For many refugees the answer to many questions is to get a permanent residence permit. Then you are entitled to apply for Swedish citizenship in the future.
I, along with other refugees with a temporary residence permit, must find a permanent job for at least two years. That is a condition for application for a permanent residence permit.
”That is unfair after all the time we have worked, studied and fought”Diana Namoura
I am 20 years old, in my last year at upper high school on the natural sciences programme at Ekbackeskolan in Osby. I would rather go on studying than spend two years of my life in a job that can give me a residence permit. The problem is that the law can be changed. There is a risk that the Swedish Migration Board decide that we must leave Sweden after five years. But that is unfair after all the time we have worked, studied and fought.
Some refugees have a permanent residence permit. They are almost like Swedish subjects,even although they have not done anything of use either to themselves or to Sweden. That is what it is like for some people who just sit at home and do not study, who can do things and live a free life.
”We work and study just like Swedes”Diana Namoura
While I can still be expelled from Sweden.
The only difference in merit is that some people arrived in Sweden before 24th November 2015.
There is no fairness among refugees. I think that Sweden must check up on every person's life to see if he/she has shown that they have ambition, that they want something useful or not. Has he/she worked, studied and fought to improve things for him/herself or for Sweden? That is what should decide if you get a permanent residence permit.
”My mother really has every right to be allowed to live in peace and quiet”Diana Namoura
In December my family and I must renew our temporary residence permits. Then we can stay for another two years. My mother is 50. She has studied a lot of Swedish and passed her exam as a nursery nurse. She works hard at a nursery school and is carrying on with her Swedish studies at the same time. She wants us to live like everyone else, under the same conditions. My mother really has every right to be allowed to live in peace and quiet.
I hope politicians decide that the treatment of refugees will be fairer. We work and study just like Swedes or other refugees with a permanent residence permit. So I think that we all have the right to a permanent residence permit.
”If they want to throw me out, I'd like to finish my education”Diana Namoura
I have taken my driving licence and have got a summer job at a care home in Hästveda. Should I take a chance and study to be a pharmacist or a medical laboratory scientist? Or find a permanent job?
I'm not sure, but I've come to the decision that I'll choose an education. If they want to throw me out, I'd like to finish my education so that I can find work in another country.