Montreal: Dubai-born Sami Sheikh to be deported to Pakistan

Montreal man to be deported to Pakistan
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 4:29 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 4:44 PM ET
Sami Sheikh walks with his five-year-old sister in 2009. Sheikh and his two sisters were originally granted a stay, but now the Immigration Canada says that he must move to Pakistan. (CBC) Facebook

Immigration Canada is planning to deport a 24-year-old man to Pakistan, even though he was granted a stay in 2009.

Sami Sheikh has lived in Montreal since he was 12 years old.

Russian immigrant becomes citizen through fraud, feds try to strip him of his citizenship

Immigration fraud crackdown drastically increases the number of Canadians having their citizenship revoked
Stewart Bell | Dec 2, 2012 10:29 PM ET | Last Updated: Dec 3, 2012 2:40 PM ET
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Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press
In September, Jason Kenney, the minister of citizenship and immigration, announced his department had sent letters to 530 Canadians advising them their citizenship was being rescinded. Investigations into another 3,100 suspected of citizenship fraud were still underway, he said.


The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration sends a Notice of Intention to Revoke Citizenship outlining the grounds for revocation.

The person concerned has the right to refer the matter to the Federal Court.

If the court finds citizenship was obtained through false representation, fraud or knowingly concealing material circumstances the Minister may prepare a report to the Governor in Council recommending that citizenship be revoked.