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Nova Scotia: Abdi and Canadian Citizenship

nova scotia: Abdi spent much of his childhood in the care of the province and shuffled between 31 foster homes, according to his lawyer Benjamin Perryman, and Nova Scotia's Department of Community Services never applied for him to become a Canadian citizen, according to CBC. Abdoul Abdi came to Canada as a refugee from Somalia in 2000. Abdi is a 23-year-old former child refugee who came to Nova Scotia at the age of six, along with his aunts and sister, and is now facing deportation to his native Somalia due to a criminal record and a lack of Canadian citizenship. Submitted by Benjamin Perryman Abdi was recently released from prison after serving time on charges that include aggravated assault. There will be a complete review of not only this case, but any cases that would require the kind of support that I'm hearing about with this particular gentleman, said McNeil, who didn't specify what exactly the review would do. He is currently being detained on immigration grounds by the Canada Border Services Agency and could be deported despite having no remaining ties to war-torn Somalia. ( As reported in the news.