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Case Abdi: Grant and Abdi

case abdi: What the applicant is actually trying to do here is to seek a de facto grant of citizenship, Grant told Federal Court Judge Ann Marie McDonald, who later reserved her decision in the case, according to CTV. Abdi, who was born in Saudi Arabia in 1993, lost his mother in a refugee camp when he was four and came to Canada with his sister and aunts two years later. Melissa Grant, who represents the federal public safety minister, told a Federal Court hearing Tuesday that a decision by the Canada Border Services Agency to refer Abdoul Abdi to a deportation hearing should not be overturned by a judicial review. He was taken into provincial care shortly after arriving in Nova Scotia. Abdi developed behavioural problems that advocates say were not adequately treated. He was moved 31 times between foster homes, but he was never granted citizenship while he was growing up in the province. ( As reported in the news.