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Deputy Chairperson: Immigration Law and Board

deputy chairperson: The switch to the new first-in, first-out approach is more fair to those seeking asylum, said Shereen Benzvy Miller, deputy chairperson of the refugee protection division, according to CTV. But while measures like that and others have seen the board increase output by 40 per cent over the last year, it can still only hear about 2,000 cases a month -- with 2,100 more being added to a backlog that currently has wait times of 20 months for new hearings. The board took the formal step this week of invoking an element of Canada's immigration law that says it doesn't have to follow legislated timelines to hear claims if doing so would unduly impact the operations of the board. Is it my problem there's a backlog It's my problem from a position as an administrator, because who likes a backlog, she said. Our real job is to do refugee determination on individual claims and we are doing that to the best of our ability. The truth is that at the end of the day we're a tribunal. ( As reported in the news.