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Immigration Minister: Family and Refugee Claims

immigration minister: But the family members' refugee claims were not approved and they're scheduled to be flown back to their home country Sunday evening, according to Toronto Star. Several federal and provincial politicians as well as Amnesty International have called on the Canadian government to grant the family a reprieve. The Lawrence family arrived five years ago as refugee claimants and have since found either jobs or academic success. Quebec's immigration minister has also issued them selection certificates that could pave the way to permanent residence if they're allowed to stay. Read more of the latest immigration news Read more about Quebec Delivered daily The Morning Headlines Newsletter Subscribe The Toronto Star and thestar, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6. Article Continued Below Their lawyer says the family still fears persecution in their home country and they're holding out hope until the last minute. ( As reported in the news.