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Challenge Abdi: Press Pause and Canadian Citizenship

challenge abdi: Abdi's lawyer, Benjamin Perryman, says federal officials turned down the 24-year-old's request to press pause on deportation proceedings while he pursues a constitutional challenge, according to Toronto Star. Abdi then asked the Federal Court to temporarily suspend the hearing, scheduled for March 7. Abdoul Abdi, who never got Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in Nova Scotia, was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency after serving five years in prison for multiple offences, including aggravated assault. In a decision released today, Justice Keith Boswell rejected his request, saying there were no exceptional circumstances warranting inference by the Federal Court. Sign up react-empty 170 Article Continued Below Read more Opinion Shree Paradkar Canada's institutions repeatedly failed former child refugee Abdoul Abdi Opinion Tiffany Gooch Canada failed Abdoul Abdi but it's not too late to do the right thing Opinion Vicky Mochama Deportation of refugee one more hostility inflicted by Canada Do you want to help shapethe Toronto Star's future Join our team of readers who are passionate about journalism and share your views. ( As reported in the news.