Deportation to Afghanistan likely once jail sentences are served
By ROB TRIPP, Special to The Gazette January 30, 2012
Prosecutors say Mohammad Shafia (front) was the instigator of the plan, Tooba Mohammad Yahya was the friendly face of the evil plot and Hamed Shafia was the chief researcher of logistics and sites.
Photograph by: LARS HAGBERG, Reuters
KINGSTON, Ont. – Once the Shafias, who are permanent residents and not Canadian citizens, complete their prison sentences, they are likely to be deported to Afghanistan, according to a lawyer and former Canadian immigration officer.
Raj Sharma, who practises in a large Calgary law firm that specializes in immigration cases, said the Canadian government temporarily suspends removals to some countries where there are natural disasters or war that put people at risk, but those provisions don’t apply to the Shafias.read more