Safe Third Country Agreement Stakeholders

Supporters of Canadian refugees have vehemently opposed the asylum deal, saying the United States is not always a safe country for people fleeing persecution. Detention and the resulting consequences are “inconsistent with the spirit and purpose” of the refugee agreement and constitute a violation of the rights guaranteed by Section 7 of the Charter, she wrote. According to the IRPA, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration can designate a country in which asylum seekers can be returned to file their asylum claims. [72] This provision allows Canada to negotiate safe third-country agreements with other countries. Potential applicants arriving in Canada from these countries may be denied access to our refugee determination system. The term “previously habitual residence” is only relevant if the applicant is stateless, i.e. the applicant does not have a country of nationality. The country where the usual residence is previous does not need to be the country where the applicant fears persecution. The term “usual former residence” implies a situation in which a stateless person has obtained his residence in a given country without a minimum length of residence. In addition, a country may be, as it has argued in a series of Federal Court of Justice decisions, a country with prior habitual residence, even if the applicant cannot legally return to that country.

The CBSA`s National Security Screen Program contributes to the safety of Canadians by identifying foreigners who wish to enter Canada and who may pose a risk. Stakeholders in the hog meat industry have expressed their concerns to the government about the devastating economic impact this disease would have on our pork industry. They call on the Canadian government to take various measures to prevent the FSA from entering the country, including the introduction of more aggressive border controls for all products from countries affected by the disease. Stakeholders expressed particular concern about the high-profile shortage of dogs in food, plant and animal detectors (FPA). The Committee notes that the situation of stateless Vietnamese in the Philippines has still not been resolved. More than 2,000 stateless refugees were living in 2001 in the country where they had been stranded for more than 10 years. Many countries in the international community have contributed to the resettlement of refugees, including Canada, which took in 23 people in 2006. However, 156 stateless refugees in the Philippines are still pending.

Determining whether a sponsored person is a member of one of these three classes is established by an officer of a Canadian visa office abroad.

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