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Security Situation: Monsef and Media Inquiries

security situation: At the time, Monsef said her parents fled Afghanistan as the security situation there deteriorated and that after her father was killed, her mother never discussed what the minister described as the unspeakable pain of those early years until media inquiries prompted Monsef to press her for details, according to National Observer. She told us she did not think it mattered, Monsef said in a September 2016 statement. In September 2016, the Globe and Mail reported that Monsef, hailed by the Liberals as Canada's first Afghan-born MP, was actually born in Mashhad, Iran, a city about 200 kilometres away from the border with Afghanistan. We were Afghan citizens, as we were born to Afghan parents, and under Iranian law, we would not be considered Iranian citizens despite being born in that country. Since then, she has submitted documentation to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, but is still waiting for a resolution. Monsef, who had listed her birthplace as Herat, Afghanistan, when she applied for a Canadian passport, promised she would take steps to fix the error. ( As reported in the news.