petition, a plea by Amnesty International and even a letter from Noble Peace Laurete Desmond Tutu, Citizenship and Immigration minister Jason Kenney will not intervene in the case of Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera.Despite a 19,600 name
The American-born Rivera fled to Canada in 2007, after her first tour in Iraq to avoid further military service. Shortly after her arrival in Canada, she applied for refugee status, was rejected, and after numerous appeals has been ordered to return to the U.S. on September 20.
For the last couple of years she has lived in Toronto with her husband and four children, two of which were born in Canada.
In a telephone interview with Yahoo! Canada News on Wednesday afternoon, Kenney said that it's not his place to intervene.
"We have a legal process for handling immigration matters, removal orders and asylum claims," he said.
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