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Pakistani Man: Immigration and Detention

pakistani man: Currently, migrants who do not hold Canadian citizenship can only challenge detention through an immigration tribunal or a judicial review, according to CTV. The case was brought by Tusif Ur Rehman Chhina, a Pakistani man who sought refugee protection in Canada in 2006, but was later detained after authorities learned he had a criminal record. The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Wednesday on a case asking for immigration detainees to be given access to habeas corpus -- a legal provision allowing anyone being held in custody the right to challenge their detention before a judge. The Immigration and Review Board held 12 reviews of his detention and each time ordered that he remain incarcerated. A long list of interveners have also signed on, including Amnesty International, the Canadian Council for Refugees, the Canadian and B.C. Civil Liberties Associations, the Canadian Prison Law Association and Community and Legal Aid Services Programme. He has since been deported back to Pakistan, but his lawyers have continued to pursue the case. ( As reported in the news.