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Canada’s asylum system plagued with systemic problems

OTTAWA An independent review of the Immigration and Refugee Board says there are persistent and systemic problems with the organization that handles asylum claims and appeals, problems it says can’t be fixed without a major shift at the top.

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canada goose coats „With the introduction of the IRB in 1989, nearly 30 years ago, it is now overdue to put in place the necessary mechanisms to make asylum a much more managed system,“ the report said. canada goose coats

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Currently, the board operates at arms length from the government. Managers and stakeholders have expressed reluctance to alter this autonomy.

Canada Goose online But improvements can be made to the management structure without impinging on the independence of decision makers, Yeates argued in his report. Canada Goose online

Canada Goose Outlet The Canadian Council for Refugees was alarmed by the suggestion of potentially removing refugee determination from the IRB. Canada Goose Outlet

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Canada Goose Parka Meanwhile, Yeates also compiled the first government wide costing of the asylum system, including both the direct costs for processing claims as well as social supports like legal aid and health benefits. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose uk shop It is estimated Ottawa has spent an average of $216 million a year for the last four years on people who come to Canada in search of asylum, not including costs for Federal Court or provincial canada goose outlet black friday sale costs. canada goose uk shop

This spending is not tracked within a framework looking at the overall asylum system, canada goose outlet in canada Yeates said, which is why he wants to see an annual asylum budget, based on annual forecast intake and productivity targets.

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