Kimberly Rivera

Kimberly Rivera facing Sept. 20 Canada deportation

Courage to Resist is preparing to do everything possible to support Kimberly and her family if deported. Check resisters.ca for updates!

By Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press. August 31, 2012

TORONTO - An American soldier who fled to Canada after she became disillusioned with the Iraq war is weighing her legal options after a ruling that would have her deported to the U.S.

"My biggest fear is being separated from my children and having to sit in a prison for politically being against the war in Iraq," Kimberly Rivera told a news conference Friday.

Rivera was joined by a number of groups, including the War Resisters Support Campaign, Amnesty International and the Canadian Labour Congress, who urged Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to let Rivera, her husband and their four children stay in Canada.

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