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Acceptance Rate: Claims and Haitian Nationals

acceptance rate: Shereen Benzvy Miller, the head of the IRB's refugee protection division, told a House of Commons immigration committee hearing that 240 have already been finalized, and a further 373 had been scheduled as of earlier this week, with the rate of rejection around 50 per cent, according to CTV. That's in line with the historical acceptance rate for claims by Haitian nationals in past years; the vast majority of the asylum seekers who have arrived in Quebec in particular since the summer are Haitian. But the actual number of cases the board has heard since then is a mere fraction of the 8,000 or so claims that have been filed to date. In August, the board set up a dedicated team of 17 members to hear asylum claims solely from the border crossers. The dedicated team is aiming to hear about 1,500 cases between now and the end of November. The fate of those who crossed before July remains unclear, as those claims were just part of the board's general caseload and aren't specifically tracked. ( As reported in the news.