- There is a long, 2-3 year backlog of privately sponsored refugee applications.
- CCR adopted Res. 13, May 02 on long processing times.
- All government-assisted refugees (GARs) are now referred by the UNHCR (other than in source countries) and CCR has repeatedly been told that there are limited visa office resources.
Therefore be it resolved
That the CCR urge CIC to simplify the overseas refugee determination process, and to eliminate the perennial backlog by not re-interviewing UNHCR referred GARs, and through temporary staff re-deployments.
Overseas Protection and Resettlement