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Haitian Claims: Claims and Refugee Status

haitian claims: Only 298 have had their claims finalized so far, and just 29 of them, or 10 per cent, have been accepted, according to CBC. Quebec not expecting another wave of Haitian asylum-seekers Canada on alert as U.S. ends protection program for Haitians Another 139 claims from Haitians were rejected, 68 were abandoned and 62 were withdrawn or terminated, according to the data. Data released by the Immigration and Refugee Board IRB on Wednesday shows that 6,304 citizens of Haiti claimed refugee status after crossing illegally into Canada between February and October, about 44 per cent of the total number. The fact that the number of successful Haitian claims is very low should serve as a cautionary tale for those still contemplating crossing into Canada illegally from the U.S. to seek asylum, said Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. It's not for everyone. Coming to Canada first of all has to be done through regular channels, and secondly the asylum system is only for people who are in genuine need of protection, Hussen said. ( As reported in the news.