A 16-year-old Syrian boy who arrived at the Canadian border at Fort Erie, Ont., claiming refugee status last month was taken into custody and placed in isolation for three weeks in a Toronto detention centre.
Last week officials with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ordered the boy deported. By law, Canada no longer accepts refugees who come through the United States.
But his lawyers say the boy is an unaccompanied minor and should be allowed into Canada to claim refugee status.
That’s a pretty gnarly lookin 16 year old.