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Let Them Stay Week: War Resisters' Support Campaign in Canada protests deportations

The Canadaian War Resisters' Support Campaign held a week of action from January 12 to 19th, asking Canadians across the country to send a message that U.S. war resisters are welcome in Canada, and that the Canadian government must stop the deportations and enact a provision to let them stay.

For 'Let Them Stay Week 2014', activists joined in on social media, by writing to local papers, lobbying the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and promoting public meetings and debates.

Kimberly Rivera, a conscientious objector who deserted from the US military between deployments in Iraq, was recently released from a US military prison after ten months in gaol, following deportation from Canada in September 2012. Whilst in custody, she gave birth to a son, and was immediately separated from the child. WRI put out a CO Alert: