Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Fortress America: Implications for Canadian Refugees and Border Policies

Friday, March 10, 2017  Time: 12-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, room 448 



During his first week in office President Trump issued three Executive Orders on immigration which generated alarm on both sides of the border. The implications of these executive orders for asylum seekers in the US will be elaborated. What do the Executive Orders mean for Canada's refugee and border policies? In light of recent developments, should Canada suspend its Safe Third Country Agreement with the US? 

Dr. Sharry Aitken | Faculty of Law, Queen's University


Sharry Aiken

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Queen's University



Sharry Aiken is an associate professor at Queen’s Law where she teaches International Refugee Law, Immigration Law, International Law, International Human Rights Law and Administrative Law. She is a past president of the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) and the former editor-in-chief of Refuge. She currently serves as a member of the CCR’s Legal Affairs Committee and as Co-Chair of the Canadian Centre for International Justice.  Prior to her academic appointment at Queen’s Law, Prof. Aiken practiced refugee law in Toronto.