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Ben Perryman: Canada Abdi

ben perryman: His lawyer, Ben Perryman, said Abdi told him it felt unreal to be free and that he wanted to thank people who had supported him in his quest to be released and to remain in Canada, according to CBC. Abdi, 23, is now required to live in a Toronto halfway house, according to his lawyer, but his legal battle to stay in Canada continues. Abdoul Abdi had spent two weeks detained in jails in the Maritimes and Ontario on immigration grounds after serving a four-year prison sentence for aggravated assault. He could be deported to Somalia because of his criminal past and because he's not a Canadian citizen. The federal public safety minister is still pursuing a deportation hearing, according to Perryman, although it has not yet been scheduled. Abdoul Abdi to be set free, but his fight to stay in Canada isn't over The government was our parents' Abdoul Abdi's sister says Somali refugee failed by Canadian foster system Abdi arrived in Nova Scotia when he was six with his aunts and sister, and was put in the care of the Department of Community Services, which never applied for citizenship on his behalf. ( As reported in the news.