Canadian-born but stateless

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, January 29, 2014, The Halifax Commoner.

A Canadian-born man stripped of his citizenship is facing deportation from the only home he’s ever known.SIMA

Deepan Budlakoti, 24, was born in Ottawa at the former Grace Hospital and issued an Ontario birth certificate. When he was eight he was added to his mom’s Canadian passport as Canadian-born.At 14 he was issued his own passport, proving his nationality. As a teenager he was taken under the protection of Children’s Aid Society and became a ward of the state.

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