Refugee process reviewed
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.