Boat People Part 1.docx - 1 What observations and experiences do Priya Mitchell Grace and Gigovaz each have of the refugee determination process Gigovaz

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1. What observations and experiences do Priya, Mitchell, Grace and Gigovaz each have of the refugee determination process? Gigovaz and his articling student Priya both work for the law firm Elliot, McFadden, and Lo (15). Their duty was to take on five cases partially pro bono as part of their firms’ commitment to public service (124) Gigovaz believes what is most important is if the claimants are telling the truth regarding their identity (17). He observes that the Canadian government is sending back documentation to Sri Lanka for corroboration (113). Mitchell Hurst and Grace Nakamura are both adjudicators of the Immigration and Refugee Board working in the Vancouver office (47). Mitchell is former resettlement consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees he understood how much settlers depended on adjudicators (50). Grace was new government appointed adjudicator to the Immigration and Refugee Board, she accepted the job after Minister Fred Blair, her former boss for the past twenty years, offered her a three-year term on the board (49). She kept her focus on the migrants for any hint of

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