This story gave me a good laugh!
Okay, we agree! All of the tens of thousands of supposed ‘refugees’ who flowed north claiming they fear our President have permission to stay in the safer country—Canada.
In fact, Canada is now especially safe as it has re-elected Mr. Welcome himself, Justin Trudeau, for another four year term as prime minister.
(Reminder: An asylum seeker is not yet a refugee and the words should not be used interchangeably.)
From Reuters (hat tip: Joanne):
U.S. not ‘safe’ for refugees, rights groups argue in Canadian court
TORONTO (Reuters) – The United States is unsafe for would-be refugees and a Canada-U.S. agreement that compels asylum seekers to first apply for U.S. sanctuary ought to be ripped up, lawyers for refugees and rights groups argued in a Canadian federal court on Monday.
Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, asylum seekers at a formal Canada-U.S. border crossing traveling in either direction are turned back and told to apply for asylum in the country they first arrived in.
Lawyers for unnamed refugees who had been turned away are challenging the agreement, saying the United States does not qualify as a “safe” country under President Donald Trump. Human rights groups, including Amnesty International and the Canadian Council for Refugees, have also joined the case, which could change the way the two countries cooperate on refugee issues.
More than 50,000 people have illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border to file refugee claims over the past three years, walking over ditches and on empty roads along the world’s longest undefended border. Some asylum seekers have told Reuters they might have stayed in the United States had it not been for Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies.
On Monday, the plaintiff’s lawyers said Canada had failed to adequately review the United States’ status as a safe country.
Refugee lawyer Andrew Brouwer cited examples of asylum seekers being returned to the United States and subject to incarceration and solitary confinement for weeks, with little access to counsel.
Please Canada! Keep the 50,000!
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