July 12 2018 5:51pm

Canada could deport mother of 9-year-old girl at risk of forced genital mutilation

The mother of a nine-year-old Sudanese refugee may soon face an impossible choice: Leave her young daughter alone in Canada where she would likely be placed in foster care or return to Sudan where the girl faces forced female circumcision. The decision could happen because of an Immigration Canada policy that does not consider the parents and siblings of child refugees “family members.” Jamie Mauracher explains.

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