The War Resisters Support Campaign has been fighting for five years to keep U.S. Iraq war resisters safe in Canada. The majority of Canadians support this, and Parliament has passed a motion calling to for war resisters to be allowed to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.
The Conservative government has so far refused to respect the will of Parliament and of Canadians and is continuing removal proceedings against war resisters. Until a law is passed allowing them all to stay, we must fight each deportation in court. Even at the most discounted fees from lawyers sympathetic to our cause, we face thousands of dollars in mounting legal costs.
We are asking for your help. This is an all-volunteer campaign (in fact, volunteers often fund the campaign out of their own pockets). Please consider making a pledge towards legal costs for war resisters like Kimberly Rivera, Patrick Hart and Jeremy Hinzman.
For more information and to make a pledge, visit our online fundraising campaign site.