Appendix C - Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America   [open pdf - 87KB]

"In this Agreement, [a.] 'Country of Last Presence' means that country, being either Canada or the United States, in which the refugee claimant was physically present immediately prior to making a refugee status claim at a land border port of entry. [b.] 'Family Member' means the spouse, sons, daughters, parents, legal guardians, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. [c.] 'Refugee Status Claim' means a request from a person to the government of either Party for protection consistent with the Convention or the Protocol, the Torture Convention, or other protection grounds in accordance with the respective laws of each Party. [d.] 'Refugee Status Claimant' means any person who makes a refugee status claim in the territory of one of the Parties. [e.] 'Refugee Status Determination System' means the sum of laws and administrative and judicial practices employed by each Party's national government for the purpose of adjudicating refugees status claims. [f.] 'Unaccompanied Minor' means an unmarried refugee status claimant who has not yet reached his or her eighteenth birthday and does not have a parent or legal guardian in either Canada or the United States."

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