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Nearly half of PR applications processed since May have been approved

Just less than half of the permanent residency applications submitted since Government resumed processing them last May have been approved.

Through 11 January, 1,147 applications had been processed.

Of those, 527 — about 46% — have been approved.

A little more than a quarter — 294 — have been refused.

About 22% have been deferred for the time being.

4% were withdrawn, 2% deemed no power, meaning they’re outside the remit of the board to consider.

Government says the backlog of applications currently before the board now sits at 402. When immigration started processing applications again last year, it’s believe the backlog started at nearly 1,000 applications.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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