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Refugee Status: Acceptance Rate and Haitian Cases

refugee status: Refugee status means that you have nowhere to go, you can not be protected by your home state, the prime minister said, according to National Observer. 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. 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. So far, they've heard 1,572 and the overall acceptance rate is about 60 per cent. But though that country has economic challenges, it's far from a failed state, Trudeau noted. Haitians make up the majority of claims. ( As reported in the news.