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The objective of our action

Remove

Against who/what is this petition aim at.

The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Required action

Rescind the 'Safe Third Country' agreement immediately

The petition
Dear Minister Hussen

Recently signed Executive Orders in the United States demonstrate a total disregard for the rights of refugees. Crucial principles with respect to non-discrimination, non-refoulement, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, fair trials and the rights of children are being infringed.

The Canada-USA “Safe Third Country Agreement” assumes that both Canada and the United States respect refugee rights, and bars most refugees already in the United States from seeking protection in Canada.

The United States cannot be considered “safe” for the purposes of refugee protection. Hundreds of people have been arrested and detained by immigration authorities, for no other reason than their nationality.

I call on you to immediately rescind the designation of the United States as a ‘safe third country.’

Sincerely,