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Canada should withdraw from the Safe Third Country Agreement | Matthew Jeffery

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 11:49 AM | By Matthew Jeffery

The United States can no longer be considered a “safe third country” for refugee claimants, and Canada should withdraw from an agreement that sends would-be claimants attempting to enter this country from south of the border back to the U.S. to make their claims there instead.

The Safe Third Country Agreement, which was signed in December 2002 and took effect two years later, is a treaty between Canada and the U.S. that prevents individuals in one country from entering the other in order to make a...