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America isn’t the only Western nation with immigration issues …

By SAM PAZZANO, Sun News – “TORONTO — A Toronto man accused of conspiring to bomb a Via train was ordered deported in 1998 and arrested on that order in 2004 but released two days later, QMI Agency has learned.

Raed Jaser was taken into custody on Aug. 23, 2004, and was working illegally and using numerous aliases, an Immigration and Refugee Board detention hearing was told.

Jaser was denied refugee status twice and ordered deported after the second failed attempt in 1998.

At the time, Jaser was neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident, the hearing was told. Jaser, a Palestinian by descent and born in the United Arab Emirates but not a citizen there, was stateless.

While his other family members had abandoned their refugee claims after being refused the first time, Jaser pursued a second hearing.

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