Amnesty has gathered powerful testimonies from refugee claimants who were returned by Canada to the United States and were detained as a result. They have shared their stories to raise awareness about the true impact of this unconstitutional agreement on people's lives.
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“They handed us over to American officials who immediately handcuffed me. I didn’t understand why they did this; I am not violent and was quiet and calm. Then to my horror, they handcuffed my wife who was already exhausted and so weak. In the U.S. vehicle, they attached our handcuffs to the bench in front of us, like we were criminals. I started crying. One of the American officials began laughing at me. It was inhumane.”
- Refugee claimant returned to the US under the STCA
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