Refugee advocates aim to strike down Safe Third Country Agreement, which they say encourages migrants to take long, risky routes to enter Canada

Refugee advocates are taking legal action in the hope of striking down a longstanding pact between Canada and the US that has prompted thousands of asylum seekers to brave freezing temperatures, fields of waist-deep snow and icy rivers to cross into Canada by foot.

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