A Somali native who had arrived in Canada as a 16-year-old refugee has been appointed as the Immigration Minister of Canada. Ahmed Hussen a member of Canadian parliament has been appointed as the new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, replacing John McCallum. McCallum was the Immigration Minister ever since the Liberal Party was voted to power in 2015 November.
The role of Immigration Minister has achieved a crucial position as the Cabinet Minister in the recent years as the department plays an important role in the lives of both native Canadians and immigrants. Minister heading the Immigration department is now perceived as the mirror of temperament and aims of the Government, as quoted by the CIC News.
The appointment of Ahmed Hussen is widely being perceived as a major positive development.
Hussen is not only an immigrant but a qualified attorney too. He successfully practiced law prior to contesting elections in 2015 as the candidate of the Liberal party for the York south- Weston seat in Ontario.
The new Immigration Minister of Canada is proud to acknowledge his past credentials and said that it was a respectful opportunity to head the same department that he was a client of, in the recent past. His first identity now is now as a Canadian, added Hussen.
It is an incredible journey for Hussen to become the Immigration Minister of Canada who had arrived here as a refugee. He is not alone as several high-level public servants of Canada have led an incredible journey to their existing roles in the government.
Canada is a land that has abundant opportunities and this is proved again by the latest development.
Somalia’s Mogadishu is definitely quite far from Ontario’s Hamilton in every way- economically, culturally and geographically too. Ahmed Hussen completed his high school education at Hamilton and later took up the job of pumping gas at Mississauga on outskirts of Toronto.
Later Hussen pursued a bachelor’s degree in history at York University in 2002 and a degree in law at the Ottawa University. He fruitfully completed his bar exams in 2012.
David Cohen the Attorney in Canada has said that Hussen personifies the best of Canada as he has an international outlook, compassionate nature, and clarity of attitude to achieve that has resulted in his successful academics and public life. Ahmed Hussen has also emerged as the key point of facilitating the amalgamation of diverse communities that reside in Canada, added Cohen.
Setting the agendas for the new Immigration Minister, Cohen said that McCallum has done some good foundation work in the past year but a lot has to be done by the new immigration Minister.
Modifications to the Citizenship act are yet to be achieved, diverse laws enacted by the previous conservative government have to be omitted, decreasing the processing times of visas are to be
achieved and Express entry scheme has to be made more favorable to the skilled overseas talents, elaborated the attorney David Cohen.