Refugees entering from US and Safe Third Country: FAQ

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) has prepared some Frequently Asked Questions about refugee claimants arriving from the U.S.

The questions include:

  • Why are there more people crossing from US into Canada to make refugee claims?
  • Why do people cross irregularly?
  • What is the Safe Third Country Agreement??
  • Why is the US not safe for refugees?
  • What happens to refugee claimants who cross irregularly?
  • What are the security concerns when refugee claimants cross irregularly?