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Jordan- Canada increases legal support to help reduce delays for asylum claims




(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Ottawa, Aug. 13 (Petra)-- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced one-time legal aid funding of $26.8 million for refugee and immigration cases, to help reduce delays for asylum claims.
"This funding is crucial as we work on the long-term sustainability of legal aid", Trudeau said in a statement, adding that "it will also help address an increase in asylum claims, so that claims for refugee protection continue to be determined fairly, efficiently, and in accordance with the law."
He noted that the Government of Canada takes access to justice seriously, and is working to help reduce uncertainty so that those seeking asylum can focus instead on rebuilding their lives and raising their families.
Trudeau announced that the Canadian government has allocated $49.6 million in this year's budget over three years for immigration and legal assistance to refugees.
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Jordan- Canada increases legal support to help reduce delays for asylum claims

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