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Ben Perryman: Canadian Citizenship and Halifax-Based Lawyer

ben perryman: Abdi came to Nova Scotia as a refugee from Somalia with his sister and aunts when he was six years old, according to CBC. He grew up in provincial foster care, but officials never applied for his Canadian citizenship. He was incredibly relieved with the result and to learn that he's not going to lose his permanent resident status before he gets to have his day in court, said Ben Perryman, Abdi's Halifax-based lawyer, who will represent him at Federal Court. Abdi was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency earlier this year after serving nearly five years in prison for multiple offences, including aggravated assault. Former child refugee's deportation hearing temporarily paused Perryman has asked the Federal Court for a warning letter instead of a deportation order. He was subsequently released to a halfway house. ( As reported in the news.