Migrant Women and Immigration Backlogs | Monica Bassilli
The first was last year’s events in Afghanistan which were largely orchestrated by the United States’ abrupt departure from the region. In response, Canada’s immigration processing in the region urgently shifted to promise the arrival of 40,000 Afghan refugees. It is important to note that processing standards in Canada now heavily rely on reliable identification documents, which are likely to have been destroyed or never been established in Afghanistan. Coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada’s processing of immigration applications has been impacted both in capacity and in turbulent global conflicts.