Kimberly Rivera, the first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the war in Iraq, ordered deported

 

Kimberly Rivera, 30, served in Iraq as a U.S. Army private in 2006 before coming to Canada. (War Resistors Support Campaign)

Female war resister loses fight to stay in Canada
Mother of four sought refuge after serving in Iraq

The Associated Press Posted: Aug 30, 2012 10:33 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 30, 2012 4:47 PM ET
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Kimberly Rivera, 30, served in Iraq as a U.S. Army private in 2006 before coming to Canada. (War Resistors Support Campaign)

The first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the war in Iraq has been ordered deported, a spokeswoman for the War Resisters Support Campaign said Thursday.

Michelle Robidoux said that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has ordered Kimberly Rivera to leave the country by Sept. 20.

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Brossard, Que.: Inspired by acid-throwing cultures, Nikolas Stefanatos desfigures Tanya St-Arnaud sending her in coma

 

Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook)

Quebec woman burned and in coma after acid attack
Woman’s boyfriend charged with aggravated assault
CBC News Posted: Aug 28, 2012 9:30 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 12:10 AM ET
Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook) Facebook

A woman from Longueuil, Que., is in a coma, with serious burns to her upper body, after she was attacked with acid Sunday.

Police say the man arrested in the attack is her boyfriend, who is to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

Nikolas Stefanatos, 27, of Brossard, Que., was charged with aggravated assault. In his first court appearance Monday, his bail hearing was held over.

Thunder Bay: Dharmender Dhankhar has been Canadian citizen for the past two years, but doesn’t have a citizenship certificate

 

Dhankar, who has been a Canadian citizen for the past two years, went to the local CIC office to get his oath of citizenship certificate, but that office was closed in June as a result of budget cuts.

Closure of citizenship centre affecting Thunder Bay family
CBC News Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9:03 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 2:04 PM ET
Dharmender Dhankhar has been trying to get in contact with thw Citizen and Immigration Centre for months in order to get supporting documentation that will allow him to travel to India. (Nicole Ireland/CBC) Facebook

The closure of the local Citizenship and Immigration Centre is causing problems for a Thunder Bay family who need certain paperwork before traveling abroad.

Dharmender Dhankhar and his family would like to go to India for his sister’s wedding but recently learned the Indian government needs to see documentation showing the exact date on which he became a Canadian citizen in addition to his passport.

Alleged ringleader of bogus-marriage immigration scam, Amado Niang paid Montreal-area women to marry North Africans

Fake marriage immigration scam leads to 39 charges 
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First posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:44 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:55 AM EDT

MONTREAL – The RCMP has charged 39 people in an alleged bogus-marriage immigration scam that helped North African men stay in Canada illegally.

Amado Niang, the alleged ringleader, was scheduled to appear at a Montreal courthouse Tuesday. The 39 alleged co-conspirators are to appear in court Oct. 16.

Police say Niang was a bogus immigration consultant who would suggest that clients file false immigration requests to stay in Canada after their visas expired.

He was charged in January after Montreal-area women were allegedly paid to marry North African men.