New U.S.-Canada border deal partly to blame for Akwesasne tragedy, asylum groups say

Posted on AllSides April 1st, 2023
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JOHN MAHONEY /Montreal Gazette

Those who work with refugees in Canada say the Akwesasne tragedy was one foretold in part by the new agreement signed last week between the United States and Canada that makes it harder to seek asylum at unofficial border crossings like Roxham Road.

“It’s tough not to associate this with what happened at Roxham Road and the new Safe Third Country Agreement, and the overall sentiment that’s been pushed forward with all these agreements and talks,” said  Abdulla Daoud, executive director of the Montreal-based Refugee Centre.

“After what happened last week, the...

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