Canada struggles to deport foreign criminals. It’s even harder when they’re ‘stateless’ persons

Huong Dac Doan was 16 when he walked into a Vancouver restaurant with a handgun and attempted to rob it.

Three years later, he was convicted in another robbery, this time shooting one victim in the chest and another in the leg, according to documents from the B.C. Supreme Court.

Both lived but Doan was handed his first federal sentence — and a deportation order in 1997.