TORONTO – A U.S. soldier facing deportation after fleeing to Canada to avoid the war in Iraq says her biggest fears are being separated from her children and being sent to prison on her return to the United States.
The lawyer for Kimberly Rivera says her client is considering an appeal.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has given Rivera until Sept. 20 to leave the country. She has lived in Canada for five years with her husband and four children.
Her lawyer, Alyssa Manning, said the 30-year-old Army private served in Iraq in 2006 but became disillusioned with the mission. She crossed the border into Canada while on leave in February 2007 after she was ordered to serve another Iraq tour.