TORONTO - An American soldier living in Toronto because she didn't want to serve in Iraq will discuss her next steps today after she was ordered to return to the U.S.
The War Resisters Support Campaign says the federal government has ordered Kimberly Rivera to leave Canada by Sept. 20.
Michelle Robidoux, a spokeswoman for the War Resisters Support Campaign, says Rivera met with her lawyer Thursday to talk about her options and will speak to media this morning.
Robidoux says there is still no decision on Rivera's humanitarian compassionate grounds claim.
Rivera, the first female U.S. war resister, fled to Canada in 2007 to avoid further military service and currently lives in Toronto with her husband and four children.
The War Resisters Campaign says Rivera will face harsh penalties if she is deported to the U.S.
The group says two other Iraq war resisters who were deported, Robin Long and Clifford Cornell, faced year-long jail sentences upon their return.