When people in third world countries find out how easy it is to get into Western countries word travels quickly. Canada's liberal policy has allowed for record numbers of asylum seekers to enter the country.
The number of asylum seekers flooding into Canada is higher than it has been at any time during the last three decades. Nearly 90,000 asylum claim decisions were made by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada between January 2013 and September 2017.
The asylum applications reveal where each immigrant is from and why they say they had to flee their homeland. The claim decisions also reveal whether their bid to stay in Canada was a successful one.
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Over the last five years, the acceptance rate has gone up 70 percent in the first nine months of 2017 putting the number of accepted asylum seekers up 44 percent from 2013. Acceptance rates in Canada for asylum seekers is at the highest its been since 1991.
IRB spokeswoman Melissa Anderson justified the increase by saying each refugee claim is reviewed on its own merits and decided on the basis of the facts and evidence presented. Another important factor is a change to the IRB system that was introduced in late 2012.
The new change stipulated that claim cases must be heard within 60 days of being accepted by the IRB. Previously, it took around 18 months for a case to be heard. The new change means that getting the required documents relating to an asylum seeker may not be obtained by the deadline.
So if an asylum seeker has a violent conviction in his home country, it is virtually impossible to get the documents to show that conviction in 60 days resulting in the claim being processed without that information vital to a decision.
Canada's liberal policy is largely thanks to the country's social justice warrior Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who recently made headlines when he corrected a woman for using the term 'mankind'. Trudeau interrupted the woman to say that 'peoplekind' was the proper term.
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A <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/17346-Jordan-Peterson-s-Followers-Accused-Of-Misogynistic-Abuse">Canadian professor named Jordan Peterson</a> criticized Trudeau's policy in the past and had some insight to provide regarding Trudeau's latest statement at a town hall meeting. This type of thinking that puts 'politically correct' decision making over reason and logic isn't doing the country any favors.
If your interested in which factors Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board consider you can find a list of criteria below.
-To what degree a claimant fits the United Nations definition of a convention refugee: Someone who has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group;
-For persons in need of protection, evidence they would be subjected personally to a danger of torture, a risk to their life or a risk of cruel or unusual punishment if returned to their home country.
-Whether there is somewhere else in the home country the claimant can go to escape the situation.
-Whether the claimant spent time in a third country before coming to Canada without claiming refugee status in that country.
-The credibility of the claimant.
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