Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

September 15, 2010 22:36 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Kenney Commend the Canada Border Services Agency for Deportation of Dangerous Criminal Mohammed Said Jama

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2010) - Today the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, congratulated the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) as it announced today that Mohammed Said JAMA, 41, has been removed from Canada. He was removed under escort by CBSA officers on September 14, 2010. The removal followed set procedures and unfolded without incident.

"The removal of this serious criminal from our country is welcome news for the safety of our communities. I know Manitobans and many Canadians have been waiting for this day for some time," said Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. "I commend the CBSA for their long, continued efforts to successfully remove this serious convicted criminal from Canada. We will not tolerate those who come to this country and commit violent crimes."

Jama has a long history of violence in Canada and was ordered deported in 2007. Based on the seriousness of his criminal history and violent nature, he was subsequently found to be a danger to the public in Canada in 2008. He remained in CBSA custody in the months leading up to his removal from Canada.

"The removal of violent foreign criminals, like Mohammed Said Jama, is key to maintaining the integrity of Canada's immigration system and protecting Canadians," said Minister Kenney. "Though the law gives these individuals like Jama multiple avenues of appeal before they are deported, our government's position when before the courts is and will remain to consistently advocate for the safety and security of the Canadian public."

The ability to remove dangerous people is vital to protecting the safety and security of Canada, maintaining the integrity of the immigration program and ensuring fairness for those who come to this country lawfully.

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    Lisa White
    Communications Officer
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