US-Canada border agreement

US, Canada end loophole that let asylum-seekers cross border

US, Canada end loophole that let asylum-seekers cross border

  • The new policy says that asylum seekers without US or Canadian citizenship who are caught within 14 days of crossing anywhere along the 5,061-kilometer border will be sent back
  • Migrants have taken advantage of a quirk in a 2002 agreement between the US and Canada that says asylum seekers must apply in the first country they arrive in
By AP ·