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They both just happen to be from Canada's mother countries, and I think that's very significant.
Recent statements by the British home secretary, David Blunkett, about Asians needing to marry British and not speak their language at home, give credence that Britain much prefers us cutting ties with our mother countries, something these Africans won't ever do, for regardless of where they were born their heart and home are with the African nations their patents left.
Washington is a member of the treaty, which was signed by the 40 member states of the council to allow foreign prisoners to be transferred to their mother countries to help their return to society.