Refugee process under review following Edmonton attacks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is reviewing its handling of refugee claims following revelations that a Somali man accused in attacks in Edmonton had been ordered deported from the United States.

The Canadian government has said that Sharif presented himself at a regular port of entry in 2012 and was cleared as a refugee in Canada.The government is trying to find out what happened with the case of  Sharif.

Acc. to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,  Sharif was transferred into its custody at a detention center in San Diego in July 2011 and was ordered removed to Somalia that September and about two months later, he was released on an order of supervision in San Diego but failed to report on his scheduled date in January 2012.

Ahmed Hussen, federal minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, refused to say where Sharif entered Canada or discuss whether officials were aware of the deportation order during the refugee process.


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