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Immigration rejects Mohammed Abdalmajid’s claim for refugee status

A family remains apart, waiting on Immigration to reunite them

By Hugh Adami, Ottawa Citizen May 31, 2013

Lamees Abdalmajid, who is the daughter of Mohammed Abdalmajid. He was deported last Jan. She really misses her dad. She’s almost three and won’t see him for father’s day.

OTTAWA — A really stupid thing happened on Jan. 11, the day after The Public Citizen recounted the story of Mohammed Abdalmajid, a husband and father who was deported last October to the West Bank.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada sent Abdalmajid a letter, through his Ottawa immigration lawyer, requesting he appear for an interview on Jan. 25 regarding his wife’s application to sponsor him as a permanent resident. Saly Rasheed submitted the application early last summer after Immigration rejected her husband’s claim for refugee status.

Immigration should have used someone’s brain and saved Canadian taxpayers the postage. With Abdalmajid already deported, the application, which couldn’t be found when it was really needed, meant nothing. Even if he had tried, he would not have been allowed into Canada for the interview.

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Deportation of serial rapist Louay Khalil to Lebanon, accused of assaulting mentally challenged woman

Khalil’s entry into Canada was made possible by marrying his own cousin

Original source article: Sex offender turned over to immigration authorities after deportation stalled

A man ordered deported in 2011 but who stayed in the country because of ongoing legal issues has now been handed over to immigration authorities.

Louay Khalil was ordered deported to Lebanon in 2011 for two sexual assaults in 2007.

Police say he reoffended in March 2010 and March 2012, and was rearrested.

He could not be deported until those matters were settled in court. In one case he was charged with sexual interference and sexual assault, and in the other case he was accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman.

Both cases were stayed in court this month. On Tuesday, Khalil was handed over to the Canada Border Services Agency. He appeared briefly before an immigration hearing in Calgary on Wednesday morning, but it was delayed for a day to translate documents into Arabic.

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Mexican family living in Montreal to be deported

Family living in Montreal fights deportation to Mexico
Mendez-Reyes family wants to defer immigration officials’ decision
CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:29 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 27, 2012 8:51 PM ET

A family that has been living in Montreal for four years has learned it will be deported to Mexico on Jan. 19 despite efforts to stay.

Marisol Mendez said she’s terrified of returning to Mexico after settling in Montreal.

“We are a good family,” she said, sobbing. “We try to have a good family to give a good example.”

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Kimberly Rivera, an American soldier who moved to Canada to avoid the Iraq war, deported to the U.S.

Kimberly Rivera, an American soldier who moved to Canada to avoid the Iraq war, has been deported to the U.S.

Iraq war resister deported from Canada, arrested at U.S. border
CTV News Channel: Deporting war resisters

Jesse McLaren, a spokesperson for the War Resisters Campaign, talks about the outpouring of support for American war resister Kim Rivera in Canada.

CTVNews.ca Staff 
Published Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 7:14AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 10:59AM EDT

Kimberly Rivera, an American soldier who moved to Canada to avoid the Iraq war, has been deported to the U.S.

The mother of four presented herself at the Canada-U.S. border in Gananoque, Ont. on Thursday, where she was arrested and transferred to U.S. military custody.

“Kimberly now awaits punishment for refusing to return to Iraq, a conflict which Kimberly and Canada determined was wrong,” the group War Resisters Support Campaign said in a statement.

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Kimberly Rivera, the first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the war in Iraq, ordered deported

 

Kimberly Rivera, 30, served in Iraq as a U.S. Army private in 2006 before coming to Canada. (War Resistors Support Campaign)

Female war resister loses fight to stay in Canada
Mother of four sought refuge after serving in Iraq

The Associated Press Posted: Aug 30, 2012 10:33 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 30, 2012 4:47 PM ET
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Kimberly Rivera, 30, served in Iraq as a U.S. Army private in 2006 before coming to Canada. (War Resistors Support Campaign)

The first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the war in Iraq has been ordered deported, a spokeswoman for the War Resisters Support Campaign said Thursday.

Michelle Robidoux said that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has ordered Kimberly Rivera to leave the country by Sept. 20.

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Toronto anti-violence activist Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo scheduled to be deported to Nigeria

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo talks to media at Dundas St. and River St. in Toronto on Sunday, October 11, 2011.
Credits: Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

Toronto anti-violence activist to be deported despite NDP plea
4:14 pm, August 18th, 2012

 KEVIN CONNOR | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO – Pleas for a delay in a deportation order for a Toronto anti-violence activist have not been answered.

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo – who has spent the last five years helping families of gun violence – is scheduled to be deported to Nigeria on Aug. 24 after being arrested on Friday.

Mike Sullivan, NDP MP for York South/Weston, has written to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews asking to delay the deportation.

“She honestly and rationally believes she will suffer harm or death in Nigeria as a journalist if she is returned. That fear is now heightened by recent tweets from unknown sources attacking her. These tweets have now been reported in Nigerian newspapers,” Sullivan said in the letter.

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