Pakistani illegal immigrant tried to enter EU 30 times, arrested, sent back to starting point again

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Pakistani illegal immigrant tried to enter EU 30 times, arrested, sent back to starting point again

LONDON - Mudassir, 18, from Pakistan's city of Peshawar has tried to enter the European Union 30 times but was always caught and sent back to his starting point in Serbia.

Now, he and dozens of other migrants are braving near-freezing temperatures in shrubs and fields near Sid, a northwestern Serbian town just outside European Union's member Croatia, hoping to make another border run.

They spend nights in tents and makeshift shelters in a shrub they call - the jungle.

"I have tried 30 times, I am in Serbia for 16 months, ... I am tired of sleeping in the 'jungle'," said Mudassir, dressed in a black hooded jacket.