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Canada Rejects American Deserter's Asylum Claim

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Canada Rejects American Deserter's Asylum Claim

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Canada Rejects American Deserter's Asylum Claim

Canada Rejects American Deserter's Asylum Claim

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Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board rules against an asylum claim by an American a soldier who deserted just before the war in Iraq and fled to Canada. The soldier says he believed the war was illegal and had applied for conscientious objector status but was turned down.