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  • Writer's pictureEmma Halpern

System failed former foster child facing deportation: Trudeau

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 10, 2018 3:23 PM ET | Last Updated: January 10, 2018


HALIFAX -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted the system failed a former child refugee facing deportation to Somalia, during a town hall in the Halifax area on Tuesday.


Abdoul Abdi, 24, was recently released from prison after serving a five-year sentence on multiple charges. He was put in segregation in a New Brunswick jail by the Canada Border Services Agency upon his release and is now awaiting a deportation hearing.


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