Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX. x-14s. Supporters of a former Somali child refugee facing a deportation hearing called on the Nova Scotia government to intercede on his behalf. The group, which included Abdoul Abdi's sister Fatuma Abdi, held a news conference today at the provincial legislature. Social worker Robert Wright says Abdi's case demonstrates the need for a comprehensive review of the treatment of black children and youth in Nova Scotia's child welfare system.

("...welfare system.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Wright says the province should take several steps including implementing a policy that ensures all immigrant children in care acquire citizenship as part of their cultural connection plan. …

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