Family Deported From Canada Returns
Family deported from Canada two years ago
According to this Vancouver Sun article, a family originally from Albania that was deported from Canada has been allowed to return more than two years later.
Almost 10 years ago, the father was left partially paralyzed in Albania after an assassination attempt and the man and his family came to Canada as refugees. The family also had Canadian-born twins, but all were deported in 2009.
Federal court reverses deportation from Canada decision
A federal court decision reversed the original deportation from Canada and allowed the family to return as refugees, which they did last week. An apology was demanded of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney by Liberal immigration critic Kevin Lamoureux, who said, “He had twins that were born here in Canada and (the deportation caused) the disruption and destruction of his life because the minister didn’t do what the minister should have done. He owes him an apology…at the very least.”
He continued, “What we need to recognize is that refugees play a critical role in the overall development of our country and contribute immensely to the social and economic benefits that all Canadians have.”
Immigration Minister Kenney has also been ordered to pay the family’s legal fees by federal court.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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