Laval family won’t be deported to Guinea

By Robert Frank

Immigration Canada has told Kankou
Keita Mansare that she and her five children can remain in Canada on humanitarian grounds.

Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board had previously denied refugee status to the family, which has lived in Laval
since 2007.

Mansare had been worried that if they
were deported to her native Guinea, her
daughters might have faced genital mutilation, a common practice in the African

However, since March 2012,
Immigration Minister Jason Kenny intervened to stop the deportation process and
on Oct. 19, issued an order to permit the
family to remain in Canada.

Canada remains one of the most generous countries in the world in terms of its
treatment of refugees, putting refugees
on a citizenship track. Mansare and her
children will be eligible apply for
Canadian citizenship in 2014.

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