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Female U.S. war resister deported

A U.S. Army private from Texas who served in Iraq in 2006, Rivera came to Canada in February 2007 to avoid being deployed again.

CBC News
Posted: Sep 20, 2012 7:45 AM ET  Last Updated: Sep 20, 2012 2:15 PM ET
Kim Rivera, the first female U.S. war resister to flee to Canada, is expected to be deported Thursday. The U.S. Army private from Texas served in Iraq in 2006

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Kim Rivera, a U.S. Army private and the first female U.S. war resister to flee to Canada, has left the country and is reported to be under arrest at Fort Drum in New York state.

Rivera “presented herself” at the border crossing at Gananoque, Ont., according to Carolyn Egan, the president of the Toronto area council of the Steelworkers Union, one of the groups that supported the soldier’s efforts to stay in Canada.

A U.S. Army private from Texas who served in Iraq in 2006, Rivera came to Canada in February 2007 to avoid being deployed again.

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