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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:34 AM

US 'not safe' for asylum seekers..


Canada's federal court has ruled that an asylum agreement the country has with the US is invalid because America violates the human rights of refugees.

The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), in place since 2004, requires refugee claimants to request protection in the first safe country they reach.

But on Wednesday, a judge declared the deal unconstitutional due to the chance that the US will imprison the migrants.

The ruling marks a major victory for Canadian immigration activists.

Lawyers for refugees who had been turned away at the Canadian border had challenged the agreement, arguing that the US did not qualify as "safe" for asylum seekers.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53494561?fbclid=IwAR0SitKgOyniBpz50MWhsEz8431rmfWbs-AN7KMcgTkwxfNVqsXz4aWzt-M

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:03 PM

1. We've officially reached shithole status. Thanks Trump!

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:09 PM

2. I think this has been true for some time. It's just now someone's bothering to say it out loud. nt

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