Agreements like the Safe Third Country and the Smart Border Declaration tend to distance Canada’s humanitarian pathway from those seeking asylum. While the humanitarian pathway creates a false sense of security for the refugees the aforementioned agreements safeguard Canada from allowing too many refugees at the same threatening the claimants. However, there are as many legal refugees as there are illegal immigrants in Canada and they pose a serious threat to the security of Canada (Fornwald). What the policymakers at Canada fail to understand is that when refuge is denied to claimants, they don’t necessarily accept the decision as final instead they enter the land illegally with the aid of smugglers putting both themselves and the country at risk. There is an urgent need to educate immigration officials to view refugees as victims and not as parasites that would utilize the country’s resources without any economic contribution. Moreover, Canada and every nation that allows refugees as part of its legislation need to reinterpret the status of a refugee and understand their needs.