In March 2016, two American journalists were arrested in Canada on terrorism-related charges.

One of them, Robert Levinson, was a former CNN contributor.

The other, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was an editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) news network.

Their detention was the culmination of an investigation that began in 2015.

The charges against Levinson were later dropped, but he was never granted citizenship by the Trump administration.

Now, Levinson has applied for permanent resident status.

He says the Trump Administration has “succeeded in giving a visa to an American journalist who has been arrested for terrorism-linked offences”.

“The administration has given us a green card, but they’ve failed to follow through on their promises to make us citizenship,” he told Al Jazeera.

The US has never applied for a green-card for anyone in Canada since 2004, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The US embassy in Ottawa said that it had no comment on the applications of the two Canadian journalists.

In March, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which barred travellers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.

But the ORR has no record of any such action in Canada.

In February, the US Department of State said it was reviewing whether to grant Levinson Canadian citizenship.

According to his application, he had been “the subject of an extensive criminal investigation and had previously been convicted of offences related to terrorism”.

But Levinson’s lawyers say the investigation has been “extremely limited”, and that the FBI has not been involved in any criminal investigation.

In a statement, the ORD stated that it “has been aware of the applications by Mr Levinson and the other Canadian journalist for Canadian citizenship”.

The ORR’s website has not stated whether it has “considered any of these applications in detail”.

“If these applications are granted, Mr Levison will be granted permanent resident citizenship in the US,” the statement added.

The Canadian government has said it will review the US decision “at the earliest opportunity”.

However, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has previously said that “there will be no change to the policy” in Canada because of the US government’s decision.