canadian: Many petitions are circulating asking for action from a temporary suspension of the agreement to a complete overhaul of the immigrant detention system, according to Rabble. This month the Canadian Council for Refugees CCR Amnesty International AI and the Canadian Council of Churches CCC completed filing extensive evidence in Federal Court to support a legal challenge, in conjunction with a family from El Salvador, of the designation of the United States as a safe third country for refugees. We were further disturbed by the fact that the Canadian federal government continued to stand by the 'Safe Third Country' agreement. Sign the petition supporting this initiative and donate to these organizations because a legal precedent could help provide additional ways to support people being harmed by this agreement. It basically means a person claiming refugee status in the United States or Canada must apply in the first safe country in which they arrive. What is the Safe Third Country Agreement'The Safe Third Country Agreement was signed by the US and Canada in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.