Afghan Soldiers Who Fled Mass. To Canada Fight Deportation

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The three Afghan army officers who left a joint military training operation in Cape Cod last month are fighting deportation.

An immigration judge in Batavia, New York, posted a $25,000 bail for one of the senior officials Tuesday, but postponed the bail hearings for the other two soldiers.

The men were caught by U.S. authorities at the Canadian border near Niagara Falls after never returning from a trip to a Hyannis mall.

They told authorities if they returned to Afghanistan they will be killed by the Taliban for fighting alongside U.S. soldiers.

Listen above for more on the story from WBUR's David Boeri in Batavia.

This segment aired on October 9, 2014.

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Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.



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