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An undocumented student weeps as she watched the debate over the DREAM Act, which failed to win approval in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 18.  (AP photo)

 

WASHINGTON — The dreams of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally died over the weekend after the U.S. Senate rejected on Dec. 18 the DREAM Act that would have allowed them to pursue a path to legalization and eventually naturalization.

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From left, Ermie Zotomayor, Antonio Laroya and Arnisito Gaviola are now in Winnipeg sleeping on the floor of a friend, awaiting their Dec. 23 immigration hearing.  (Photo by the Winnipeg Free Press)

 

WINNIPEG — Three dads trying to support their families in the Philippines hope they won’t be home for Christmas.

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      JASON KENNEY

The Filipino Canadian community is more and more becoming suspicious of the changes made to the Federal government’s Live-in caregiver program (LCP) and remain further committed to campaigning for justice in the face of the continuation of the antiquated, anti-woman program.

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    AMBASSADOR THOMAS

 

MANILA — United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. said the U.S. will continue to review its travel advisory on the Philippines for the safety and security of its nationals.

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Protesters against the Visiting Forces Agreement in an undated photo.

 

MANILA — The United States has welcomed the review of its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines but has not given an indication that it would submit the new treaty to its Senate for concurrence.

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