MONTREAL - Liberal MP Justin Trudeau is weighing in on behalf of a Montreal-based Pakistani couple facing deportation.

Sabir Mohammed Sheikh and his wife Seema have been refused a stay of deportation while their four children are being allowed to stay in Canada pending a review of their refugee status.

Tudeau has written a letter to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney saying the removal of the parents would be devastating to the family.

He is imploring Kenney to get involved and review the situation.

The family live in Trudeau's Montreal riding.

The fate of the entire family rests on a pending judicial review of a 2007 decision to revoke their refugee status because they lied on their application about living in Dubai after leaving Pakistan.

The family have acknowledged their mistake and are appealing on humanitarian grounds.

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