Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New refugee rules coming

OTTAWA—Immigration minister Jason Kenney says an overhaul of the refugee system takes effect Dec. 15.
The biggest change will see the government draw up a list of countries from which refugee claims will be scrutinized more closely.

The list will include those countries which produce large numbers of rejected asylum claims.
Kenney said the changes will see processing times for all claims drop, which will help real refugees get settled faster.
He added the new system also is fairer as it creates a new appeal system for most asylum claimants.

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