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    Default Canada Deports US Soldier Who Fled To Avoid War In Iraq

    Canada is deporting a US soldier who fled the US military in order to avoid being shipped out to the war in Iraq, according to officials on Thursday.

    War Resisters Support Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Robidoux confirmed that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada is forcing Kimberly Rivera to leave the country by September 20, reports The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Robidoux stated:


    “We are very upset about this decision. The cases of war resisters are not being looked at properly. (Immigration Minister Jason) Kenney continues to intervene by telling immigration officers to red flag U.S. soldiers who are applying for asylum as criminally inadmissible. We think that has tainted the whole process and the government should withdraw that directive.”

    Kenney’s spokeswoman, Alexis Pavlich, argued back that Canada’s immigration system is one of the most fair and generous in the world, and that public records show Rivera has had many opportunities to make her case to stay in Canada.

    Kimberly Rivera arrived in Canada in February 2007 after serving one tour of duty in Iraq in 2006. She crossed the border after she was ordered to serve another tour there, and applied for refugee status. But now, Canada has decided to deport the US soldier and her family.

    Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board ordered Rivera and her family to leave Canada or face deportation in January 2009, but Rivera appealed the ruling. Alyssa Manning, Rivera’s attorney, argued in Canada’s federal court that Rivera will most likely face a court martial and jail time up to five years if she were to be deported, according to Fox News.

    The War Resisters Support Campaign notes that two other Iraq war deserters have been deported from Canada already. Each faced year-long jail sentence upon their return.

    While the lower house of Canada’s Parliament passed a nonbinding motion in 2009 saying that US military deserters should be allowed to stay in Canada, the Conservative government ignored the vote. 90,000 Americans won refuge in Canada during the Vietnam War, although most went home after President Jimmy Carter granted amnesty in the late 1970s. Along with the US soldier Canada is deporting, there are currently about 200 Iraq War deserters living in Canada.

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/318171/cana...FjhjHI8KWJx.99
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    If you don't want to go to war, DON'T JOIN THE FUCKING MILITARY!!!!

    Always boggles the mind that there are certain people that think they can join the military but then don't want to go to war.

    Let me re-phrase that, no one wants to go, but you have to at least realize that when you join the military the odds are pretty good that you are going to see some action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Good.

    If you don't want to go to war, DON'T JOIN THE FUCKING MILITARY!!!!

    Always boggles the mind that there are certain people that think they can join the military but then don't want to go to war.

    Let me re-phrase that, no one wants to go, but you have to at least realize that when you join the military the odds are pretty good that you are going to see some action.
    It's hard to argue with this, even if you don't support the war or any war the moment you join the military you're agreeing to the contingency of international conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Good.

    If you don't want to go to war, DON'T JOIN THE FUCKING MILITARY!!!!

    Always boggles the mind that there are certain people that think they can join the military but then don't want to go to war.

    Let me re-phrase that, no one wants to go, but you have to at least realize that when you join the military the odds are pretty good that you are going to see some action.
    this has been a story for a while up here, quite a few Americans have tried to hide up here to avoid going to Iraq. It really putting a spotlight on how fucking slow our immigration system. It really is laughable that an American is filing for refugee status. One of the few things that the Conservatives have fixed is to tell the immigration boards to ignore this stupid claims. The former liberal govt didn't mind the American soldiers staying here, likely just a way to give George W Bush the middle finger.

 

 

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