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Canadian immigration detainee released after nearly six years

Somali-born man spent 67 months in an Ontario jail awaiting removal from Canada Case raises questions about deportation and immigrant detention ONTARIO, JANUARY 2016 – A Somali national was finally released after 67 months in a high-security prison in Lindsay, Ontario, where he was detained after refusing to sign a consent form to be deported to his country of birth. His case has called into

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Alberta CBSA report for February and March

Gun possession, pornography, and drug charges make American travellers criminally inadmissible to Canada APRIL 2016 – Every month in 2015, southern Alberta border agents processed an average of 95,421 travellers in 38,679 automobiles and 10,755 commercial trucks, according to official statistics from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). But not all of these individuals make it across the border from the States, as several are found criminally inadmissible for

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Reduced sentence for Filipino-born Canadian permanent resident

MARCH 2016 – At a Supreme Court hearing in British Columbia, a Filipino-born permanent resident charged with drug trafficking received a lower sentence in order to prevent his deportation. 29 year-old Mark Abude pleaded guilty to charges of dealing cocaine to an undercover police officer in North Vancouver on eight occasions over a period of several months in 2012. He immigrated to Canada from the

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Deportation order withdrawn for man who sought asylum in church for 2 years

Jose Figueroa granted permanent residency after nearly two decades in Canada An El Salvador national who took refuge in a Langley, British Columbia church after being found criminally inadmissible to Canada in 2013 has been granted Canadian permanent residency just in time to rejoin his family for the holidays. On Monday, December 21st, Jose Figueroa was officially notified that Canada Border Services Agency had cancelled

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Canadian airlines object to costs of returning inadmissible passengers

Canadian airlines are displeased with the expenses of returning new arrivals to their country of origin after they have been found inadmissible to Canada. Reports of airline dissatisfaction stem from a federal legislative review of Canada’s Transportation Act. The national review encompasses the entire national transportation system, including various aspects of the aviation sector such as its competitiveness, quality of service to Canadians, and capacity

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