wednesday morning: Abdi grew up in foster care in Nova Scotia, but never got Canadian citizenship, and was held by the Canada Border Services Agency after spending five years in prison for multiple offences, including aggravated assault, according to CTV. Abdi's case has become a rallying point for advocates who say it was wrong for the province to fail to apply for citizenship on his behalf. Benjamin Perryman, Abdi's lawyer, says he was released Wednesday morning from the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont., to a halfway house in the greater Toronto area. Perryman said Abdi told him Wednesday it felt unreal to be free after five years, and thanked his supporters and wanted to say thank you for being given a chance. The lawyer continues to fight Abdi's deportation in Federal Court. No deportation hearing has been scheduled yet. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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