Friday, March 24, 2023

New U.S.-Canada Agreement on Asylum Seekers

WaPo reports today that Biden and Trudeau have reached an new agreement regarding asylum seekers allowing "each country turn away asylum seekers who reach their border at unofficial crossings." The U.S.-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement already in place allows Canada to turn back asylum seekers from official ports of entry, but not unofficial crossing points.

In return for helping Canada "stem the rising number of asylum seekers" who have made unauthorized crossings from the U.S. into Canada, Canada "has agreed to create a pathway for 15,000 refugees to legally enter the country, an effort to help mitigate the growing influx of migrants entering the United States from Mexico."


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The agreement that applied only to ports of entry encouraged illegal border crossings between ports of entry.

Posted by: Rappaport Nolan | Mar 24, 2023 7:57:30 PM

Posted by: KJ | Mar 27, 2023 2:18:46 AM