The Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ordered that Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) file no. MB5-05031 be heard by a three-member panel. This appeal raised issues with respect to the interpretation of paragraph 117(1)(h) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. These issues were also raised in the Federal Court of Canada decision in Sendwa v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 216.
The panel was assigned and, in managing the appeal, the panel directed the IAD to communicate with the appellant. However, as there was no response from the appellant and mail was returned as undelivered, the appeal was declared abandoned by the panel on April 12, 2017, in accordance with the processes established by the Immigration Appeal Division Rules and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.