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Canada opens immigration door for tsunami victims

[JURIST] In what appears to be the first move of its kind by a western country, the government of Canada has announced that it will expedite immigration requests for victims of last Sunday's South Asian tsunami who have relatives in Canada. The move is expected to bring in some 5000 new immigrants, mostly from Sri Lanka. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has posted an official notice on tsunami assistance on its website here. From Toronto, CBC News has more.

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