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Home State: Request Asylum and Haitian Cases

home state: Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection, according to Metro News. Refugee status means that you have nowhere to go, you can not be protected by your home state, the prime minister said. Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. It's not just a question of, 'I'm looking for an economic future, so I want to come to Canada.' The Immigration and Refugee Board is working its way through more than 14,000 cases lodged by people who've crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. since February. Haitians make up the majority of claims. So far, they've heard 1,572 and the overall acceptance rate is about 60 per cent. ( As reported in the news.