Legacy cases: Recommendation for regularization

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Apr 2016
Summary: 

Thousand of people have been waiting for over three years in the refugee claim process, through no fault of their own. After the introduction of changes to the refugee determination system in December 2012, scheduling priority has been given to newly arrived claimants. They receive a hearing very quickly after arrival, while the claimants who made a claim before December 15, 2012 (the so-called “legacy” cases) are neglected.

The CCR recommends that a regulatory class be created for legacy claimants to allow them to become permanent residents.