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US, Canada reach agreement to restrict asylum seekers

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2023
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The United States and Canada have reached an agreement that would allow America’s northern neighbor to turn away asylum seekers attempting to cross the U.S.-Canada border at unofficial points of entry, according to media reports. The deal, which is expected to be announced at the end of President Biden’s visit to Ottawa on Friday, will reportedly expand a decades-old treaty between the two countries known as the Safe Third Country Agreement, CNN reported. The Safe Third Country Agreement requires that asylum seekers request refugee protection in the first safe country...

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