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Worsening backlog at the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board

Published: Mar 12, 2024
On October 16, 2023 I wrote about the growing backlog of refugee claims. In the five months since I wrote that article, things have become worse!

As of the end of February, 2024 the backlog of refugee claims stood at 174,230 people. In the period February, 2023 to the end of January, 2024 there were 144,367 new refugee claims. The Refugee Protection Division processed 53,762 cases during that time. The math does not necessarily add up. There are inconsistencies in the Refugee Protection Division's own figures.

This means that there is a backlog of a minimum three years worth of cases in front of the Refugee Protection Division right now.
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