Canadian immigration officers have decided that the USA stays a protected nation for asylum seekers, regardless of the Trump administration’s crackdown on what it phrases unlawful aliens.
Paperwork obtained by The Canadian Press underneath access-to-information legislation present Canada was involved concerning the adjustments in U.S. immigration coverage and carried out a evaluation of its Protected Third Nation settlement with the U.S. from January to March of 2017.
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The evaluation got here after U.S. President Donald Trump issued numerous govt orders on immigration, together with one geared toward beefing up border safety to “finish the abuse of parole and asylum provisions” that delay and complicate the elimination of undocumented migrants to the U.S.
Canada’s analyses of those U.S. insurance policies have been redacted from the paperwork. Nonetheless, the general conclusion reached by Canadian officers was that the USA “continues to fulfill the necessities for designation as a protected third nation.”
The Protected Third Nation settlement between Canada and the U.S. relies on the core precept that folks looking for refugee safety should file their declare within the first protected nation they arrive in, until they qualify for one of some exceptions.
The opposite core tenet is that Canada considers the USA a protected nation for refugees. So, if an asylum seeker involves Canada at an official border crossing from the U.S. and tries to say refugee safety, they are going to be refused entry and inspired to make their declare within the U.S. – the “protected nation” from which they simply got here.