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Refugee Hearing: Security Clearance and Border Officials

refugee hearing: I'm safe here but they are not, he says, according to Toronto Star. Rick Madonik / Toronto Star By Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter Sun., July 16, 2017 Hafiz Fiaz Ahmad left behind his family and fled repeated threats from religious extremists in Pakistan to seek asylum in Canada in March. In the mean time the Pakistan native is separated from his family. The 37-year-old native of Lahore was quickly scheduled for a refugee hearing on June 21. I was prepared. However, a week before the proceedings, he received a letter from the Immigration and Refugee Board informing him that his hearing was cancelled because his security clearance by border officials was still pending. ( As reported in the news.