The Toronto Sun Copyright (c) 1991, The Toronto Sun Publishing Corp. Saturday, April 20, 1991 TAG: 9104200002 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: 9 LENGTH: Short : 28 lines HEADLINE: REFUGEE STATUS FOR MURDER SUSPECT? TEXT: A Filipino wanted for a political assassination and an Iraqi couple suspected of terrorism are close to getting Canadian refugee status. Rodolfo Pacificador, 34, wanted in the Philippines for murdering a top official got the green light from an Immigration Canada adjudicator yesterday to become a refugee. Pacificador could have landed-immigrant status here in a year. He was charged with the murder of Evelio Javier, after Ferdinand Marcos was defeated by Corazon Aquino for the presidency. Pacificador entered Canada without proper travel permits in 1987. SECOND PHASE And Joseph and Sarah Smith will appear at an immigration court June 12 for the second phase of their claim. The couple, whose real names aren't given, were jailed for two months after Canadian officials found an alleged ``shopping list'' of weapons. The couple were freed March 11 after a court ruled there weren't grounds to hold them. The Smiths were nabbed trying to enter Canada with fake passports Jan. 9. They applied for refugee status.
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