President Barack Obama asked to give immediate amnesty to resisters

...U.S. army deserter Chris Teske is expected to surrender to U.S. authorities at the Rossland border crossing today after losing a Federal Court appeal to stay in Canada. "I'm completely shocked that this is happening," he said from his Castlegar home at a news conference held by supporters in Vancouver yesterday. "I hope everything goes well when I cross the border tomorrow." Speakers, including B.C. MPs Bill Siksay and Libby Davies, urged the Canadian government to grant Teske and seven other known U.S. deserters refugee status to remain in Canada.