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News :: War and Militarism
Corey Glass' Deportation Halted; Canadian Court Rules on Asylum Case
11 Jul 2008
The day before he was scheduled for deportation, Corey Glass, a former sergeant with the National Guard, was granted a review of his case. Meanwhile, the pressure in Canada mounted to allow US war resisters seeking refuge to stay in that country, when Canada’s Federal Court ruled that the Immigration and Refugee Board should reconsider the asylum case of Joshua Key. The ruling was based on the right of soldiers to refuse improper orders that would violate the Geneva Conventions. A third war resister, Robin Long, was arrested that same day and is facing deportation Monday for failing to notify immigration officials of an address change.

LISTEN TO AUDIO: Interview with Adam from Courage to Resist, an organization set up to support soldiers who refuse to fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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With your help, we mailed over 10,000 of the original letters to Canadian officials in support of a political resolution that would allow U.S. war resisters to stay in Canada.

On June 3rd, our efforts were rewarded when the Canadian Parliament passed an historic motion to officially welcome war resisters!

http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/499/89/

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