AGRI - Asylum Claimants and Border Restrictions (Orders in Council 10 and 11) - May 22, 2020

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Key messages

[Note: OIC 11 expires May 21 and will be replaced by OIC 12, updates TBD]

Supplementary messages

How the Order in Council applies at land ports of entry (i.e., the Order in Council aligns with the Safe Third Country Agreement)?

Will these changes lead to higher volumes of claimants?

United States assurances for individuals directed back to the United States

Ministerial discretion

[Placeholder: Potential line from IRB following undertaking from HUMA committee on asylum backlog]

Supporting facts and figures

Asylum Claims Footnote * - March 21, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Claim Location Total
Regular Claims Inland 2,030
Airport 10
Border 35
Marine 5
Regular Claims Total 2,080
Irregular Claims 10
Total Claims (March 21 to April 30, 2020) 2,090

Directed backs and/or STCA exceptions

Asymptomatic Asylum Seekers Accommodated in IRCC Hotels by Location (by week)
  Week 1 (April 19-25) Week 2 (April 26-May 2) Week 3 (May 3- 9) Week 4 (May 10-16) Week 5 (May 17-Present) Total
[redacted] -- 5 10 0 15 30
[redacted] 0 5 5 0 0 10
[redacted] 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Total by Week -- 10 15 0 15 40

Data are based on preliminary manual tracking and are therefore subject to change without notice.

All values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--”. This is done to prevent individuals from being identified when IRCC data is compiled and compared to other publicly available statistics. All other values are rounded to the closest multiple of 5 for the same reason; as a result of rounding, data may not sum to the totals indicated.

Background

Implications of Order in Council 10

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