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'3 Amigos' ordered excluded from Canada

Date

2011-03-15

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CBC

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Three Filipino men arrested and facing deportation for failing to have proper work permits are one step closer to being kicked out of Canada.

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CBC News

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Three Filipino men arrested and facing deportation for failing to have proper work permits are one step closer to being kicked out of Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency won exclusion orders against Ermie Zotomayor, Antonio Laroya and Arnisito Gaviola after an immigration court hearing Tuesday.

The exclusion orders mean the men will be removed from the country and can't return for one year and must have special permission from the federal government to do so.

But their Winnipeg lawyer, David Matas, said the men — affectionately dubbed The Three Amigos by their supporters — have applied for temporary resident permits which are still pending.

Matas said he will ask the government for permission to delay the deportations until a decision is rendered on those permits.

The men could appeal the exclusion orders to the federal courts, but that wouldn't delay their deportation, Matas said, adding he couldn't say when the CBSA would move to remove the men from Canada.

The trio had been in limbo since they were arrested at a Thompson gas station, where they were working last year.

The three first came to Canada in 2007 to take jobs in Alberta.

The men violated the terms of their work permit by taking the jobs in Thompson.

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Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Philippines, Nova Scotia, and National relevance

Languages

English