Ahmed Hussen, who was speaking for IRCC as a Canadian minister, said the conditions of the safe third country agreement remained met. Canada`s ruling Liberal Party has not communicated any plans or intentions to suspend the agreement.  The agreement, which allows any country to reject refugee claimants who attempt to file refugee claims at official crossing points, was declared unconstitutional in July by the Federal Court. Concerns were expressed about the lack of security legislation to protect refugees in the United States. These security concerns and arguments give refugees legitimate reasons to travel to Canada for a better life. On December 29, 2005, a group of refugee and human rights organizations (in both Canada and the United States) launched a legal challenge to the United States` claim as the third safe country for refugees seeking asylum. This legal challenge was supported by eminent personalities such as Justice Michael Phelan of the Federal Court of Canada on November 29, 2007, and many others. Agreement with Honduras: In a series of agreements with the Honduran government, the Trump administration has attempted to limit migration from the region to the United States. In an agreement similar to that of the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador, the United States could return asylum seekers to Honduras if they crossed the country without first seeking asylum. A safe third country is a state in which a person passing through that country could have applied for refugee protection. In Canada, subsection 102(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act sets out the criteria for designating a country as a safe third country.
Under the agreement, people claiming refugee status must apply in the first country they arrive in, between the United States or Canada, unless they are entitled to an exception. For example, refugee claimants who are citizens of a country other than the United States and who arrive from the United States at the Canada-U.S. land border can only assert their rights in Canada if they fill an exception under the Safe Third Country Agreement. The agreement helps both governments better manage access to the refugee system in each country for people crossing canada-U.S. . . .