Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policyOTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was “unacceptable”, even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a “safe” country for refugees. Trudeau has been under increasing pressure to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, a 2004-era pact under which asylum seekers presenting at a land border crossing in either country are turned back and told to apply for refugee status in the first country they arrived in.



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