The Safe Third Country agreement states that "Only countries that respect human rights and offer a high degree of protection to asylum seekers may be designated as safe third countries"; and
The United States of America has demonstrably not met those requirements as evidenced through systemic lack of due process for claimants, the use of detention (which is in violation of international norms on the treatment of refugees as per the 1951 Convention on Refugees, which Canda was a party to), and to major concerns about the health and welfare of refugees in detention within the United States.
We, the undersigned, concerned citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to no longer recognize the United States of America as a Safe Third Country for the purposes of the agreement.
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