Closing the Canada-U.S. asylum border agreement loophole? Not so fast
According to media reports, Bill Blair, Canada’s minister of border security, is attempting to close a loophole in the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA).
The agreement allows Canada to send asylum-seekers back to the United States without hearing their refugee claims (and allows the U.S. the same option for those going in the other direction). The loophole is that the STCA only applies to asylum-seekers who present themselves at official land ports-of-entry.
Rehaag, Sean, "Closing the Canada-U.S. asylum border agreement loophole? Not so fast" (2019). Editorials and Commentaries. 200.