Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement, says Manitoba lawyer

FROM CANADIANLAWYERMAG.COM – LEGALFEEDS

Alastair Clarke says ‘refugees are an economic positive’ for Canada.

Alastair Clarke says ‘refugees are an economic positive’ for Canada.

A Manitoba lawyer who handles refugee claims says more people are coming to Canada due to the rising rhetoric in the United States and Canada needs to act now to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement.

Challenges facing immigrants and refugees have gained widespread attention since Jan. 27, when Trump suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, and stopped nationals from Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran and Iraq from going into the United States for 90 days.

A U.S. federal judge suspended the order last week, and now, the government has a chance to submit legal briefs in support of Trump’s intended policy changes. The battle may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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