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Refugee Claim: Government Analysis and Canada

refugee claim: The majority of them filed applications to stay in Canada in either 2011 or 2012, and have been in limbo ever since with no assurance they will be allowed to stay in Canada, according to Toronto Star. Despite some efforts by the federal board that hears applications to address the backlog, the problem of application delays is likely to get worse before it gets better, since new claims keep pouring in. NICHOLAS KEUNG / Toronto Star By Star Editorial Board Mon., July 10, 2017 For Canada's 5,500 legacy refugee claimants, uncertainty about the future has long been a fact of their lives. How bad could it get A recent government analysis concluded that, left unaddressed, the backlog could eventually result in a wait-time of 11 years for a hearing on a refugee claim. That means the federal government should work swiftly to clear the backlog starting with a practical approach to the legacy claims that takes into account the many years applicants have been living as law-abiding residents of Canada. Clearly, Ottawa can't allow that to happen. ( As reported in the news.