Canada has ordered the deportation of a female soldier who fled the U.S. military in order to avoid the war in Iraq, officials said Thursday.
War Resisters Support Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Robidoux said that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has ordered Kimberly Rivera to leave the country by Sept. 20.
Rivera is meeting with her lawyers to determine her next step and was unavailable to comment, saidRobidoux.
"We are very upset about this decision," said Robidoux. "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 US soldiers who are applying for asylum as criminally inadmissible. We think that has tainted the whole process and the government should withdraw that directive."
Canada orders US soldier who fled war deported - Yahoo! News
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That would do it alrighty.Kenney continues to intervene by telling immigration officers to red flag US soldiers who are applying for asylum as criminally inadmissible. We think that has tainted the whole process and the government should withdraw that directive."
I read the article.
I can't see that she has a good case.
Two Canadian born children? Family living in Toronto?
The children could not be deported according to my calculations.
Government policy seems to be to deport deserters.
So be it.
What's to be said......
They didn't deport deserters during Vietnam.
I'd have to research to see what the positions was vis-a-vis actual deserters.
Once you sign up you're in. And desertion is a paramount crime.
No matter how you might choose to slice it.
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
But when a person is in a position where a fellow soldier suddenly decides to desert, and that creates a life threatening situation?
Desertion is the highest form of treason.
I hear what you're saying markle.
But let's remain realistic.
.....there's no way in the world that one country allied militarily to another is going to allow a soldier from the partner country to seek refuge on the grounds that they will be severely punished for their act.
Now, maybe in a thousand years ..................