16-year-old Syrian who arrived at Canada-U.S. border to become permanent resident
Teenager arrived at Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ont., was arrested and placed in isolation
CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2016 6:38 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016 10:20 PM ET
The deportation order for a 16-year-old Syrian who arrived at the Canada-U.S. border last month has been cancelled and he has been approved to work toward permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, his lawyer says.
Mohammed (we are not using his last name to protect his safety) has been granted first-stage approval by Immigration Minister John McCallum, according to lawyer Aviva Basman. This means the teen must still go through all of the required medical, security and background checks before permanent residency is granted.