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by Maura Hanrahan

As I write this on January 17, Moldovan-born Alexi Portnoy is in the air somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. In a few hours he will be in Israel (where he had originally moved with his family) deported from Canada. Left behind in a church basement in Marystown, Newfoundland, are his pregnant wife, Angela, and their children, Alon, Mark, Anna Marie, and baby Valerie. They have been there since federal authorities issued their deportation order last fall.

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