A judicial review is underway in Federal Court in the case of a B.C. man ordered deported.
For the last eight months, refugee claimant Jose Figueroa has lived in a Langley church.
Figueroa took sanctuary there last fall after the Canadian government ordered him deported to El Salvador.
However, earlier this year a federal court judge ruled the immigration officer who ordered him deported made mistakes and called for a judicial review of the case.
“”The federal court will be deciding whether the minister failed to comply with what is required under the law by not giving me the certificate,” says the father of three children, all born in Canada.
Ottawa feels Figueroa is a security threat and inadmissible on security grounds alleging he’s a member of a terrorist organization.
His lawyer’s arguing in Federal Court for his release saying this has been a smear campaign from the start.