Refugee process re­viewed

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - CANADA -

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.

Trudeau says the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to find out what hap­pened with the case of Ab­du­lahi Hasan Sharif. Sharif pre­sented him­self at a reg­u­lar port of en­try in 2012 and was cleared as a refugee.

In July 2011, U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion said Sharif ar­rived on foot and with no doc­u­ments from Mex­ico at a port of en­try near San Diego. U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment said he was or­dered de­ported, though he had no crim­i­nal his­tory. In Novem­ber that year, he was re­leased but failed to re­port in Jan­uary 2012.

Trudeau says Canada is look­ing into what hap­pened and whether things need to be done dif­fer­ently.

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