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After immigrant deaths at border, calls to end US-Canada asylum pact grow louder

Protesters gather for Refugee Rights Day in front of Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino's constituency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 4th April, 2023.

Toronto, CanadaReuters Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Canadian Public Safety Minister office in Toronto on Tuesday demanding an end of an asylum treaty between Canada and the United States after eight people died by drowning as they tried to cross into country. The deaths come less than two weeks after the Safe Third […]

Canada, US amend decades-old pact after surge in irregular asylum seekers

Asylum seekers that stated they were from Afghanistan cross into Canada at Roxham Road, an unofficial crossing point from New York State to Quebec in Champlain, New York, US, on 24th March, 2023.

Reuters Canada and the United States on Friday changed a two-decade-old refugee agreement as part of their attempts to reduce the record influx of asylum seekers entering Canada via unofficial border crossings. The deal was the news highlight of US President Joe Biden’s first visit to Canada as president and could provide some relief to […]

Border-crossing asylum-seekers hit six-year high in Canada

US Canadian border asylum seekers

Toronto, CanadaReuters The number of asylum-seekers entering Canada between formal border crossings has surged to the highest point since the government started tracking them in 2017, as dropped pandemic restrictions enable more travel and conflict and catastrophe displace people in many parts of the world. In the first eight months of 2022, Royal Canadian Mounted […]