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Country Agreement: Agreement and Country

country agreement: She believes strongly that Canada should never have signed onto the agreement and should absolutely suspend it now, especially in light of recent policy changes in the United States regarding asylum seekers, according to CTV. I think that the evidence is clear and has been since the creation of the Safe Third Country Agreement in 2004 that the United States is not a safe country for refugees, she said. Efrat Arbel is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia and was lead investigator on a Harvard Law School examination of the agreement in 2013. The United States' standards for refugee protection fall short of what the 'safe third' agreement requires for designation of a country as safe. The other core tenet is that Canada considers the United States a safe country for refugees. The Safe Third Country agreement is based on the core principle that people seeking refugee protection must file their claim in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for one of a few exceptions. ( As reported in the news.