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Canada facing legal action over COVID-19 policy that pushes asylum-seekers to U.S.

Quebec immigrant advocacy groups call for more pathways to permanent Canadian residence Between March 21, 2020, and April 20, 2021, Canada turned back 387 asylum-seekers trying to cross between ports of entry, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.Even though Canada said they could return at a later date to make refugee claims, the legal action argues Canada is not ensuring that the turning away of refugees is temporary.Canada has previously said the turn-back policy, which it has been renewing monthly, is a necessary public health measure.

Canada also says it has assurances from the United States that “most” asylum-seekers will be returned to Canada to pursue refugee claims.But the United States deported at least one.

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