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Halifax: Dozen Protesters and Abdilahi Elmi

halifax: This is a violation of human rights, Halifax activist El Jones told a group of about a dozen protesters who crowded into the narrow hallway outside the constituency office of Halifax Liberal MP Andy Fillmore, who was away at the time, according to CTV. Elmi's lengthy criminal record includes assault charges, which is why he is facing deportation as a non-citizen. Supporters held a news conference Tuesday in Halifax, where they said it was important to remember that 34-year-old Abdilahi Elmi fled Somalia as a child and was later taken into foster care in Ontario -- but provincial officials failed to fill out paperwork that would have granted him permanent residency. On June 26, the Canada Border Services Agency decided Elmi should be deported to Kismayo, Somalia some time later this month. Spokeswoman Mylene Estrada-Del Rosario said Elmi has committed extensive crimes within Canada and is considered a danger to the public. The removal of convicted, repeat offenders is an enforcement priority, the CBSA said in a statement. ( As reported in the news.