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Refugee and Canadian Citizenship

al: Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, right, Jaidaa, centre, and Baylasan at their home in Mississauga, Ont., Dec. 13, according to Toronto Star. Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS I'm not a refugee. The 23-year-old mother's 2019 goal is already quite clear a Canadian citizenship and a dark blue passport for herself, husband Mohammad Al Mnajer, and their children. I'm a Canadian, same as you, she said in an interview at her home in Mississauga, Ont. However, refugee advocates say obstacles remain for many other applicants surviving on welfare, who remain uncertain about how they'll pay hefty fees or pass the language certifications. Al Hashish is among the 25,000 Syrian refugees who came to Canada between December 2015 and March 2016, and who are becoming eligible to apply for citizenship after spending 1,095 days in the country and meeting language requirements. ( As reported in the news.