By CPJ | Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
"Reclaiming protection" provides background on the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which has allowed the Canada Border Services Agency to return refugee claimants to the U.S. since December 2014. The policy is based on the premise that refugees should make their claim in the first "safe" country in which they arrive. But as anti-refugee policies continue to be introduced south of the border, there is much reason to believe that the U.S. is no longer a safe haven for many refugees.
This report provides tools to advocate for an end to the STCA, which has restricted access to refugee protection, put refugees in danger, and failed to uphold their rights to receive a fair hearing in Canada.