10 things you need to know today: March 24, 2023

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1. U.S., Canada agree to let each other turn away asylum seekers

The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal allowing both countries to turn back asylum seekers trying to cross their land border without proper paperwork, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday, citing internal documents and a source familiar with the negotiations. The agreement, expected to be announced Friday as President Biden visits Canada for the first time as president, concerns anyone without U.S. or Canadian citizenship caught within two weeks of crossing the northern U.S. border in either direction. The deal updates the two countries' Safe Third Country Agreement, which has required migrants entering at official entry ports to apply for asylum in the country they are traveling through. A loophole has let people reaching unofficial border crossings remain.

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