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Winnipeg Somali community serves up meal for asylum seekers

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A home cooked meal went a long way for Somali asylum seekers new to Winnipeg Saturday night. Rice, chicken and lots of stew was on the menu at the Winnipeg Islamic Centre, but there was also a sense of community. “We’re pretty new, so it’s good to meet new friends, …

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Asylum seeker denied entry after taking legal route, says aunt

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A Winnipeg woman says she was shocked to learn her niece was denied protection in Canada, even after going through the proper channels. Martha Cummings-Newray said her niece, Watta Cephas, is from Liberia, but is in the United States under temporary protection status which will expire in two months. She said Cephas …

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Refugee claimants need safe access at U.S.-Canada border: Cole

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I remember how Canadians cried for Alan Kurdi, a refugee who didn’t survive a voyage he never should have been forced to make. The image of the Syrian toddler’s lifeless body, face down on a Turkish beach, shook the entire world and shifted the focus of our 2015 federal election. …