In 2017, Liberal MP Omar Alghabra’s office opened a total of 982 different cases, 95 per cent of which were immigration-related. Roughly 80 per cent of those were spousal sponsorships and refugee and temporary resident visa applications.
Liberal MP Omar Alghabra, top row, fourth from the left, is pictured with his riding staff and volunteers, including: Daniel Kucirek, top row, second from left; Frishta Bastan, top row, third from left; Hector Lopez-Negrete, right of Mr. Alghbra; Naila Mahmood, far right; and Michael Jackman, bottom row, centre. Unpictured is part-time riding staffer Fares Badr. Photograph courtesy of Omar Alghabra's office
Mississauga Centre has the largest immigrant population of any federal riding in Canada which means Liberal MP Omar Alghabra’s Ontario riding team is an “incredibly busy” one.
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